Bevin Accuses Beshear Of Collecting "Blood Money"

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Governor Bevin is accusing his November opponent of accepting "blood money."

Bevin says Attorney General Andy Beshear's campaign is "smugly taking blood money" after the candidate's recent fundraiser in Louisville hosted by Dr. Ernest Marshall, the owner of the last abortion clinic in the state.

According to an invitation Bevin showed to reporters, the event carried a $500 minimum donation with VIP access starting at $1,000.

Bevin called Beshear's actions offensive and went on to call the Beshear family, which he has been involved in a long standing feud with, crooked.

In response, the Beshear campaign said Bevin was "lashing out and desperately trying to distract from his own incompetence "and the the press conference was "unhinged and erratic."

The full statement from the Beshear campaign is below:

Beshear/Coleman Campaign Manager Eric Hyers: "Yesterday, we learned that the Bevin administration failed to secure a bond that would have guaranteed the Blackjewel miners were paid. This morning Matt Bevin is lashing out and desperately trying to distract from his own incompetence. His press stunt this morning was unhinged and erratic. Coupled with his comments on suicides yesterday, his behavior demonstrates that he is not fit to be the governor of Kentucky. Reasonable and good people can disagree on choice—his outlandish language is dangerous and unacceptable."

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