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The former Kentucky GOP candidate for Governor approves Democrats against the Republican incumbent

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A former Republican candidate for Governor of Kentucky, incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin endorsed Democratic rival.

William Woods announced his endorsement of Kentucky Attorney General, Andy Beshear, in a video posted Monday on Twitter.

“This election is not about politics to me, It’s about doing the right thing,” says Woods. “I’m ready for a Governor, we respect everyone, regardless of political affiliation.”

Woods finished a distant third in the may gubernatorial primary, with just over 14,000 votes, compared to 136,000 votes for Bevin.

In his message, Woods Beshear cited the support of public schools and law enforcement. The reference to the schools refers to the last year, tensions between the teacher and the state Republican legislators on several education bills.

At one point, one of the teachers about the condition in the sick-out protest against changes to the management of their pension system, forcing some school to close, districts several times.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and democratic state attorney General, Andy Beshear’s participation in a debate at the Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 15. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, Pool)

Bevin criticized the “sickouts” the state and the educators who say that they left “students in the lurch.”

In a statement to Fox News, Bevin’s campaign manager, Davis Paine, said the Governor is “proud to have the support of real-Kentucky-heads of state and government on both sides of the aisle, the Republicans and the Democrats.”

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“It is not the news that Andy Beshear has, deserves to be added to the support by an unknown anti-Trump liberal,” Paine.

President Trump has thrown his support to Bevin and plans to hold a rally on Nov. 4 — the day before the election-at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

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