DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement tonight after Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear won his race for re-election:
“Congratulations to Governor Steve Beshear for what was a very well-deserved victory in Kentucky tonight. The people of Kentucky voted to reelect Gov. Beshear because they know that like President Obama, he is a proven leader for working families. While his Republican opponent would have used the Governor’s Mansion to push through misguided, Tea Party approved policies at the expense of Kentucky’s middle class, Gov. Beshear will continue to do what he’s done best since being elected four years ago: working across the aisle to create jobs, attract new businesses to the state, and ensure that Kentucky’s children have access to the best possible education.
“So tonight’s win is not just a victory for Gov. Beshear—it’s a victory for middle-class families across the state, who know that Gov. Beshear is fighting to restore their economic security and keep Kentucky moving forward. I congratulate the people of Kentucky on the results of tonight’s election, and I know Gov. Beshear will continue to work tirelessly on their behalf."