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Bevin vs Conway: Most competitive governor's race in nation?

Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway are vying to be Kentucky's next governor. (File) Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway are vying to be Kentucky's next governor. (File)
BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -

It could be the most competitive governor's race in the country.  

Some even say Kentucky will be the national race to watch in today’s off-year elections. 

The Republican nominee is businessman Matt Bevin who last year failed to unseat senior Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell in the party primary.

The Democratic nominee is Jack Conway, a two-term attorney general who in 2010 lost an open-seat race to Republican Rand Paul in the Senate.

Bevin and Conway have been focusing on several issues in the last few week while crisscrossing the bluegrass like health care and education.

One of the hot topics issues gaining national attention is Bevin, promising to scale back a statewide Medicaid expansion. 

He has also said he wants to eliminate the state’s healthcare  exchange, saying taxpayers can't afford it.

Democrat Jack Conway has called Bevin's plan "callous" and said he would keep both programs.

A third candidate, independent Drew Curtis, has said he would keep the Medicaid expansion as well.

Conway also has focused on expanding the state's public preschool programs, but Bevin has said its not wise to spend tax money on programs he says are ineffective.
 
Kentucky polls are open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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