Well, that was fun. Matt Bevin, Jack Conway, and Drew Curtis just finished up their remarks in the KSR Gubernatorial Debate and there were a few intense moments, mainly between Bevin and our own Matt Jones, who performed ably as moderator. Here’s a quick recap before we GET BACK TO SPORTS PLEASE:
— Who will the candidates vote for in the 2016 Presidential Election? In a move that may surprise some, Independent Drew Curtis said Donald Trump. Republican Matt Bevin said Ben Carson, not Rand Paul, who will speak at one of his fundraising events this weekend (awkward). Jack Conway said he’ll vote for the Democratic candidate, refusing to specify which one, to which Bevin quipped “Get used to that.”
— Medical Marijuana: Bevin and Curtis are for it, Conway is against it.
— After much hedging around the question, Conway also said if he could defund Planned Parenthood, he would (but he can’t). Yes, he’s a Democrat.
- Here are his exact quotes: “I do not support any public money going for abortion services.”…”I think family planning is one thing, but public money going to abortion services I don’t support.” When pressed again, Conway said “If I could, I would prefer to see all family planning be done in a private context.”
— When asked if he really wouldn’t release his tax returns, Bevin shot back “Is that not clear at this point?” Then he accused Matt of not doing his homework, which led to a heated exchange between the two. Ryan Lemond was probably cowering under the desk with his bell.
— In a bizarre moment, Drew Curtis claims not to remember who he voted for in the 2012 Presidential Election. Bevin said that means he voted for Obama.
— Curtis asked Conway, a Duke graduate, how many Duke games he attended last season. Conway claimed only one, the National Championship, because he had tickets for it anticipating on seeing Kentucky there instead. Matt jumped on that to ask who he would cheer for in a head-to-head matchup, Kentucky or Duke. “Kentucky,” Conway said. “I spent four years at Duke, but Kentucky is my home.”
There you go. Listen for yourself on the podcast: