The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
The family of a man pardoned by Gov. Matt Bevin for a homicide and other crimes in a fatal 2014 Knox County home invasion raised $21,500 at a political fundraiser last year to retire debt from Bevin’s 2015 gubernatorial campaign.
The brother and sister-in-law of offender Patrick Brian Baker also gave $4,000 to Bevin’s campaign on the day of the fundraiser, according to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance database.
A photo of Bevin attending the July 26, 2018, fundraiser at the home of Eric and Kathryn Baker in Corbin was published six days later in a local paper, the News Journal.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear was sworn in on Tuesday.
Matt Bevin has pardoned or commuted the sentences of 428 people since he lost his re-election bid last month. One of them is a convicted killer whose brother hosted a campaign fundraiser for him.https://t.co/x3RacxQqPH
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) December 12, 2019
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) December 12, 2019