Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear WINS in Kentucky: Incumbent projected to take ... trends now
The Kentucky race was one of two tests for Democrats in these off-year elections on whether they can win in deep red southern states.
The other race - in Mississippi - is pitting Republican incumbent Gov. Tate Reeves against Elvis Presley's second cousin, Brandon.
Additionally, the winner of the Kentucky governor's race has predicted which party will win the presidential race the following year for the past five election cycles.
Kentucky's Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is one of just two statewide elected Democrats