There is hope for a change in Kentucky politics.

FOX News says that Governor Matt Bevin is in trouble in his re-election bid because he picked a fight with teachers. 

“Matt Bevin is Kentucky’s third Republican governor in the last half-century – and if he’s re-elected this year, he’d be the first in party history to win a second term to that office.

“It likely won’t be easy.

”Bevin gained national repute as a conservative reformer, but made an enemy of the state’s powerfulteachers’ union. He’s the least popular governor in the United States, according to a Morning Consult poll in January. Also, the most recent head-to-head poll found Bevin trailing two Democrats vying for their party’s nomination in the May 21 primary.

“Bevin’s trouble comes largely because he has a reckless mouth,” said Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky and veteran political reporter for the Louisville Courier-Journal. “He goes after teachers in a sometimes outrageous way. A lot of teachers are Republicans, and a lot of Republicans are teachers. Teachers are still well thought of in rural Kentucky. If not for teachers, Bevin would be a prohibitive favorite for re-election.”

Kentucky teachers! Get out there and organize to protect your students, your community public schools, and your profession!