Kentucky Governor candidates make final weekend push before Election Day
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's next governor should be decided in around 48 hours. This weekend, the candidates are making their final push, hoping voters will head to the polls.
Kentucky Gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway was welcomed by supporters in Louisville on Sunday, including Mayor Greg Fischer.
After spending Saturday campaigning around Lexington, Conway headed to the Highlands to greet voters at Heine Brothers in Douglass Loop.
"This used to be my home away from home ... this coffee shop,” Conway said. “My wife and I used to frequent this Heine Brothers quite a bit."
Conway says he and his campaign staff have knocked on more than 150,000 doors just in Jefferson County.
"People say turnout may be low, but everywhere we go we're getting great energy, we're getting great crowds. We had 150 in Pike County," he said.
Conway and his opponent, Republican Matt Bevin, may disagree on key economic issues like right to work laws, but both stress the importance of education and bringing more jobs to Kentucky.
"I'm not in this race for any reason other than to take this state forward," Bevin said.
Bevin did not campaign Sunday, but his press spokesperson said he greeted people after attending church in Louisville. He says he's confident going into Tuesday's election.
"There is no choice being offered by the other side. There's nothing but a rubber stamp for the same failed policies that have failed us time and time again,” Bevin said.
“We are the only ones with solutions. We're the only ones offering opportunity to people. And so I feel good because people who are watching and paying attention recognize they have the same old thing, which is broken and not working, where they can choose a new path ... they can get a fresh start."
Both Bevin and Conway say the polls show a swing in their favor.
"Our polls show us with a little bit larger lead than the Bluegrass Poll did, but every public poll in this race has shown us with a slight lead,” Conway said.
“It's been close, it's a very close race, and that's why it's important to get our voters out. The only poll that matters now at this point is the one on election day when voters come out and vote."
Bevin's camp says GOP candidates will tour the state on Monday, starting in Louisville at a rally with Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Conway will also make a final statewide push ending with a 6 p.m. rally at Bowman Field.
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