KENTUCKY: McConnell Says Matt Bevin Lost Election

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday it appears that Gov. Matt Bevin has lost the election for Kentucky governor, but he declined to say whether he thinks the Republican governor should concede.

“I’m sorry Matt came up short, he had a good four years and all indications are we’ll have a new governor,” McConnell said.

McConnell said he wouldn’t “give the governor advice,” but noted that he won by a similarly close margin when he first ran for U.S. Senate in 1984. “They had a recanvass, they added it up and it didn’t change and I think we all moved on,” McConnell said.