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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin busts a rhyme in new campaign attack
Bevin mimics rap style to blast Democrat Andy Beshear for getting fundraising help from Tim Kaine
♦By Rich Shumate, ChickenFriedPolitics.com editor
LOUISVILLE (CFP) — The querulous contest for Kentucky governor has featured a bumper crop of snide comments and personal inventive between two men who treat each other with ill-concealed contempt. But the race has now descended to a completely new level of weird.
With awkward Republican rap.
In an effort to criticize Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear for accepting fundraising help from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 running mate, Tim Kaine, Republican Governor Matt Bevin posted a video in which he busts into rhyme rap style, albeit without a soundtrack:
“Tim Kaine, are you serious? You think the voters of Kentucky are delirious?”
Bevin continues by noting that “a couple of years past tense, he debated with our man Mike Pence.”
“Well, he might tell you he debated, but he got obliterated, dominated, annihilated, all his weak ideas eviscerated.”
Then, after including an infamous clip in which Clinton bragged about putting coal miners out of business, Bevin says Kaine “clearly hates Kentucky, but Little Andy thinks he’s lucky, so he had him send this letter. Must have thought that it was better than Hillary, or maybe Bernie, or maybe Nancy, or maybe AOC [U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez].”
The governor concludes: “If he thinks these folks will get him over the hump, good for him. I’d rather work with Donald Trump.”
Asked for comment by the Lexington Herald-Leader, Beshear’s campaign manager, Eric Hyers, threw down.
“Once again,” Hyers said, “Matt Bevin has embarrassed both himself and Kentucky.”