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Kentucky's Feuding Governors

Kentucky holds its presidential primary for Democrats tomorrow with Hillary Clinton trying to put an end to Bernie Sanders’ recent string of victories. The fallout from Kentucky’s last general election is still reverberating in the Bluegrass State. It’s been a messy transfer of power as the historically Democratic state voted in a Republican governor.

The new governor, Republican Matt Bevin, is still feuding with the previous one, Democrat Steve Beshear, and his son — who also happens to be the current attorney general. Ryland Barton from Here & Now contributor Kentucky Public Radio says each governor claims the FBI is investigating the other.

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Campaign supporters show their support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as he speaks to them during a campaign rally at the Big Four Lawn park May 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sanders is preparing for Kentucky's May 17th primary. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)
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Campaign supporters show their support for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as he speaks to them during a campaign rally at the Big Four Lawn park May 3, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sanders is preparing for Kentucky's May 17th primary. (John Sommers II/Getty Images)
Current Republican Governor Matt Bevin talks with voters at the Fountain Run BBQ Festival while campaigning for the Republican primary May 17, 2014 in Fountain Run, Kentucky. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Current Republican Governor Matt Bevin talks with voters at the Fountain Run BBQ Festival while campaigning for the Republican primary May 17, 2014 in Fountain Run, Kentucky. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Current Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin greets voters at the Fountain Run BBQ Festival while campaigning for the Republican primary May 17, 2014 in Fountain Run, Kentucky. Bevin and Senate Minoriry Leader Mitch McConnell are campaigning heavily throughout the state during the final weekend before the Republican primary to be held May 20.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Current Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin greets voters at the Fountain Run BBQ Festival while campaigning for the Republican primary May 17, 2014 in Fountain Run, Kentucky. Bevin and Senate Minoriry Leader Mitch McConnell are campaigning heavily throughout the state during the final weekend before the Republican primary to be held May 20. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)