Beshear Comments on Elections

Nov 3, 2010

Lexington, KY – Democrats still have control of the Kentucky House, but Republicans picked up seven seats in yesterday's election. The majority did not shift in the state Senate either, which Republicans control. Governor Steve Beshear says the makeup of the legislature won't change how he works with lawmakers.

"I have always said that campaigns are one thing, elections are one thing, they're partisan in nature. But once they're over with and now that this election is over with, it's time that we put aside the partisan differences and sit down together and find that common ground that it takes to move this state forward. And I'm going to use that same approach in the upcoming General Assembly."

Beshear, who is seeking re-election next year, added that this campaign season sent a clear message to Washington that it's time for a shift in priorities to job creation and controlling government spending. The Democratic governor says those are things he's been addressing for the past three years.