In a move that is right out of the hard political playbook of Mitch McConnell himself, the Democratic governor of Kentucky Andy Beshear is telegraphing that he has no intention of following a state law requiring him to name a Republican should the senator choose to resign.
For months in Kentucky, the political conversation has swirled around the possibility that Beshear, locked in a tight re-election race against Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, would follow the 2021 law requiring him to name a member of the same party to any congressional opening.
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