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Steve Beshear

AG candidates wrangle over clerk and same-sex marriage case

Republican attorney general candidate Whitney Westerfield took aim at his opponent's close family ties to Kentucky's governor Monday night, summing up the race as "experience versus inheritance." Democrat Andy Beshear fired back by criticizing Westerfield's record as a prosecutor and his reliance on outside money to prop up his campaign. The candidates for attorney general squared off during an hourlong joint appearance on Kentucky Educational Television in Lexington. The two also wrangled over how state leaders responded to the headline-grabbing case of a county clerk who chose jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In doing so, Andy Beshear...