A Wild Night to be a Kentucky Republican

May 22, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

It was a wild and emotional night for Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer. At first he was in third place and down 10,000 votes in Tuesday's primary election. Then he came back with 99 percent of the vote in to go up by 30 votes. 30 votes in a state-wide election, only to eventually lose by 83 votes to Matt Bevin. Needless to say it was a roller coaster of a night for him and his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. Here are a few shots that I did covering it for the Louisville Courier-Journal. Oh...and for all his supporters who hate the CJ, don't kill the messenger. I'm just a freelancer from Richmond. 

Shadows are cast on a James Comer campaign sign in the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, as supporters wait for results on the governor's race Tuesday night.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
Hannah Mann celebrates as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in Tuesday night's Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will seek a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer, center, reacts as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will ask for a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer hugs former state representative Lonnie Napier after James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin in Tuesday night's gubernatorial primary. Comer would eventually lose by 83 votes but is seeking a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bob Heleringer, center, reacts as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will ask for a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Oldham County Judge Executive David Voegele and his wife Mary Lee celebrate during Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, as James Comer made a big comeback against Matt Bevin. Bevin eventually won by 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer supporters Hannah Mann, left, and Anna and John Pitcock Bob Heleringer, celebrate as James Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes in Tuesday night's Republican gubernatorial primary. Comer said he will seek a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
Bill Wickliffe of Harrodsburg, and other James Comer supporters react as Comer made a comeback against Matt Bevin, before eventually losing by 83 votes. Comer said he will ask for a re-canvas.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer supporter Marty McDaniel looks on during an emotional night with the Republican gubernatorial primary.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer supporters look on during an emotional night with the Republican gubernatorial primary.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)
James Comer speaks to his supporters at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort Tuesday night, saying he will ask for a re-canvas after losing to Matt Bevin by only 83 votes.
(May 19, 2015)


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