Matt Bevin is already looking ahead despite the threat of a recanvass.
The Louisville businessman addressed his supporters in a Louisville ballroom Tuesday night, acknowledging all three of his competitors before claiming victory in the GOP primary.
Bevin held the lead for most of the night before James Comer was propelled into the lead for a time by rural western Kentucky counties with Bevin retaking the lead with some of the last returns reported.
In a 20 minute address, Bevin outlined his platform and called for the supporters of his former rivals to join his campaign.
Bevin at one point quoted Ronald Reagan, calling his GOP primary win "morning in Kentucky".
James Comer isn't done with the GOP gubernatorial primary and may not be for at least a week.
Comer is 83 votes behind GOP rival Matt Bevin and told supporters in Lexington he would ask for a recanvass.
Comer's comeback capped a night that saw him in third place and over 10,000 votes back of the leader before the ballots were counted in western Kentucky.
Even with the call for a second look, Comer said he had taken time to call Bevin and said if the vote count held, he would support him in November.
According to the Secretary of State's office, Comer's campaign has until 4p.m. on May 26 to request a recanvass. If one is requested, it will be conducted at the individual county election offices at 9 a.m. May 28.