How fucking bad do you have to be to lose a statewide race as the GOP candidate in Kentucky? We’re calling it the Bevin Line.
Matt Bevin is a genuinely awful human being who managed to alienate enough Kentuckians to actually lose an election in 2019. He managed this despite the strong support of Trump, who showed up in Lexington yesterday to disrupt traffic and generally pollute the airwaves. The GOP won all of the other statewide races by wide margins. Even so, I hold out just a sliver of hope for what will probably be the McGrath-McConnell race next year, as Mitch is nearly as hated as Bevin. Unfortunately, however, Mitch is also a hell of a lot smarter than the departing governor.