Bevin, Conway make final pitches before Election Day - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Bevin, Conway make final pitches before Election Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin made his final pitch to voters before Tuesday's election with the help of a little star power.

Senator Mitch McConnell joined Bevin for a breakfast at Wild Eggs in Middletown on Monday morning, and voiced his support for the Republican candidate.

"Jack Conway represents four more years of the same old thing that we've had the last eight years," McConnell told WDRB's Kara Kirtley. "If we want to change Kentucky, we need the change the occupant of the governor's mansion with somebody who has a new philosophy, and I think Matt Bevin is the right person."

McConnell says if Conway is elected, he fears that Kentucky will lack the change it needs to compete with other states.

"Are we satisfied with where Kentucky is today, or do we think we can do better? If we want Kentucky to do better, we need to elect Matt Bevin as governor," he said.

Bevin echoed McConnell's concerns about change, specifically regarding right to work legislation.

"We need right to work legislation passed because one-third of companies will not come to this state because we haven't done it,” he said. "We’re the only state in the south that hasn’t done it."

Bevin and Conway disagree on key economic issues like right to work laws, but both stress the importance of education and bringing more jobs to the state. But, according to Bevin, Conway knows little about job creation.

"I've created hundreds of jobs," Bevin tells WDRB. "He's never created a job in his entire life."

Bevin says he's confident going into the election, and hopes for high voter turnout.  

Democrats are also showing a united front. Jack Conway stopped in Lexington as part of his six-stop blitz of the state. Polls show Conway with a slight lead, but he urged his supporters to take nothing for granted.

"If you get your family out, if you get your friends out, if we work hard these next 33 hours, I think we're going to have a lot of fun tomorrow night in Frankfort," Conway told supporters. "And folks, if you work hard these next 33 hours, Sannie and I will give you a government you're proud of these next four years."

Conway will wrap up his campaign tonight with a rally in Louisville. Bevin's last stop is Owensboro. They both will vote in Louisville tomorrow morning. 

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