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Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis - Republican incumbent Matt Bevin.
  
In Tuesday's primary election, Beshear defeated two other prominent Democrats - former state auditor Adam Edelen and longtime state Rep. Rocky Adkins.
  
Beshear will try to restore the governorship for Democrats and carry on a family tradition. His father, Steve Beshear, was a popular governor whose two terms preceded Bevin's tenure.
  
Even during the primary campaign, Beshear aimed most of his criticism at Bevin. The two have waged a series of legal battles in recent years as Beshear challenged some of Bevin's executive actions and sued him on pension and education issues.
  

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