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Bevin, Conway make final push in race for governor

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Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes introduced Jack Conway at his Lexington stop as part of his six-stop blitz across the state. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes introduced Jack Conway at his Lexington stop as part of his six-stop blitz across the state.
Matt Bevin began his eight-stop statewide tour with a rally in Louisville and a show of Republican unity -- even appearing with his former rival, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Matt Bevin began his eight-stop statewide tour with a rally in Louisville and a show of Republican unity -- even appearing with his former rival, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The race for governor is down to its final few hours and both major candidates have similar messages as their campaigns come down to the wire.

That message is unity.

As the candidates make one final blitz across the state, they're urging supporters to show up at the polls.

Monday night, Governor Steve Beshear reminded voters who he wants to replace him.

"That's Jack Conway and Sannie Overly. Let's get out here and do our job," said Beshear.

More than 100 people gathered at Louisville's Bowman Field cheering as democrats rallied for Jack Conway.

"I feel like the momentum is on our side, I feel good, I'm cautiously optimistic," said Conway.

Conway started the day with voters in Covington before flying around the state ending his six-stop tour in Louisville.

"We've done everything we can do,” said Conway. “We’ve worked hard. Wendell Ford used to say, 'running for governor is like running for county judge in 120 different counties,' and now I know what he meant."

"I think this is a ticket that's going to win, I think these tickets behind us are going to win," Republican Matt Bevin said to voters on Monday.

Matt Bevin began his eight-stop statewide tour with a rally in Louisville and a show of Republican unity -- even appearing with his former rival, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

The two engaged in a sometimes nasty senate primary last year, but now the two are literally embracing.

“Competition's OK," McConnell said. "We had a spirited competition last year, he had another one this year, he won the nomination. He's the candidate of change, and if you want to change Kentucky, Matt Bevin ought to be elected governor [Tuesday]."

Bevin knows if he is to win, he needs not just a solid base of Republicans, but conservative Democrats as well.

“What we would say to those who truly have not yet paid attention, who might still go either way, vote your values, and not your party,” said Bevin.

Democrats are also displaying a united front.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes introduced Jack Conway at his Lexington stop as part of his six-stop blitz across 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. And Folks, if you work hard these next 33 hours, Sannie and I will give you a government you're proud of the next four years,” said Conway, referring to his running mate, Sannie Overly.

Now, with the last hands shaken, the last speeches given, Conway and Bevin agree on one thing.

“It's all about getting the vote out now. If we turn our vote out, we win,” said Conway.

“It depends on whose people turnout really and truly. At the end of the day, it's about whose people turnout,” said Bevin.

Both candidates will cast their ballots in Louisville Tuesday morning.

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