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Voters decide Kentucky's heated primary Tuesday

Kentucky governor's race is one of the most intense in recent history. (FOX19 NOW/file) Kentucky governor's race is one of the most intense in recent history. (FOX19 NOW/file)
One of the most heated Kentucky primary races in history will be decided Tuesday.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Voters will elect a new state leader. Governor Steve Beshear is leaving after serving two terms.  

Republicans are trying to gain control of the state after his tenure, but Democrats want to maintain leadership of the Bluegrass state.

The country is paying close attention to what happens in Kentucky. The race is getting national attention for its closely-run race on the Republican side.  

There are four candidates: businessman Matt Bevin, State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner and retired state Supreme Court Justice Will Scott.  

Attorney General Jack Conway and Geoffrey Young are vying on the Democratic ticket.

Kentucky voters also will choose Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Secretary of State.
Allison Lundergan Grimes, who challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell for his senate seat, is seeking re-election for Secretary of State.  

Newcomer Charles Lovett is challenging her.
The winners will face off in November.

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