2019 Kentucky gubernatorial election
Incumbent Democratic governor John Bel Edwards narrowly defeats businessman and Republican candidate Eddie Rispone to retain his seat; Louisiana Republicans also fall short of winning a supermajority in the Louisiana House of Representatives, allowing Edwards to retain veto power over legislation. The results follow recent gains by the Democratic Party in elections in Virginia and Kentucky and is considered as another blow to U.S. President Donald Trump.
Democrats win majorities in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly (Senate and House), resulting in Democratic trifecta control of the governorship and General Assembly for the first time since 1993. Democratic Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear defeats Republican incumbent Matt Bevin to win the governorship of Kentucky.