Beshear crushed Fletcher, winning nearly 60 percent of the vote.
The Courier-Journal reports: “The election was clearly a repudiation of Fletcher, who was seriously damaged by a scandal over his administration's hiring abuses in the state merit system. Fletcher refused to testify before a grand jury, was indicted on three misdemeanor counts — later dismissed — and pardoned those around him who had been charged.”
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