The second wow of the day and a surprising one. Incumbent State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen has lost his bid for reelection. I am sure Edelen's loss will be analyzed more than Conway's embarrassing defeat for Governor.
One reason that Edelen lost is he is a liar, he is untrustworthy. I cannot count the lies he has personally told me, either directly or through a buffer.
When he served as Director of the Kentucky Office for Homeland Security one his first actions was to decommissioned some very expensive safety equipment. Why did he do this after he said he wouldn't? Politics, pure Beshear politics. That's just one example and I will not give another as he doesn't matter, at least for the next 4 years. He may recover, he is young enough.
Another reason is Jack Conway's coat tails were made of concrete and they drug Adam Edelen down to Davy Jones' locker. I think it was a combination of the two. However, a promising political career is teetering on the edge of oblivion. Next year was supposed to be Edelen's coming out party as he was flirting with running for the Democratic Party nomination for U.S Senate. Well, that is now what we say....shot to shit.