📻 Here’s Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on the phone with me. It’s our annual year-end summation interview wrapped up with a Christmas message for all.
His staff promised me 20 minutes on the phone but the governor got rolling and we went a full half hour. Of course, Matt Bevin was extremely frustrated after this week’s aimless special session, plus he sustained a recent unanimous rejection by the Kentucky Supreme Court on the pension issue.
What do we learn? He’s definitely running for reelection, encourages others to challenge him, takes a hard pass at marijuana & sports betting, and paints attorney general Andy Beshear with dereliction of duty. I also asked who will be the next Lt. Gov, if the 2019 legislature agenda will swerve away from him, and why Ky Democrats are happy dancing to this week’s hapless special session. He closes with a strong Merry Christmas message for all. 🎙 #KYpolitics
Lexington Herald Leader cartoonist Joel Pett echoes Gov. Bevin’s claim that his polling numbers are perpetually anemic. Bevin says in the interview that he is the best candidate to negotiate deals and to navigate Kentucky’s financial headwinds.
— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) December 21, 2018