Can Beshear Sweep Northern Kentucky?
While the number of registered Republicans in Northern Kentucky has increased in recent years, Democrats think Gov. Steve Beshear this year can repeat or exceed his success in Northern Kentucky four years ago. He won Kenton County by 10 percent and Campbell County by 11 percent and lost the heavily Republican Boone County by 1.5 percent in 2007 en route to unseating Republican Ernie Fletcher as governor. Both Beshear and his Republican challenger David Williams see Northern Kentucky as critical in winning statewide office and stumped last week in the region.