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Andy Beshear and Matt Bevin

Sandy Hook's Rocky Adkins made a strong showing in the Democratic primary for governor Tuesday night, but with 82 percent of precincts reporting Adkins' opponent, Andy Beshear, had taken a sizable lead in the contest.

Beshear had 116,262 votes at presstime for The Journal-Times.

This compated to Adkins’ 107,221 votes. Adam Edelen, another Democratic candidate for governor, conceded defeat and called for unity in the Democratic primary.

The vote tallies were unofficial.

Meanwhile in the Republican party primary for governor the Associated Press called the race for Gov. Matt Bevin.

With 61 percent of primaries reporting, Bevin had 51 percent of the vote, or 85,757 votes. His closest competitor, Robert Goforth, was at 67,714 votes, or 40 percent. Although it appeared Bevin was in a strong position some questioned whether Goforth's vote tally indicated weakness for the incumbent governor in regards to a general election contest.

Bevin received significant support from President Donald Trump.

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