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Tue January 28, 2014

Beshear Accepts Invitation To Attend Obama's State Of The Union Speech

The successful implementation of the ACA in Ky. has earned Gov. Beshear a White House invitation to attend Pres. Obama's SOTU speech.

President Barack Obama greets Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear after arriving at Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone, Ky., Monday, July 16, 2012.President Barack Obama greets Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear after arriving at Northern Kentucky International Airport in Boone, Ky., Monday, July 16, 2012.
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Beshear has been a strong supporter of Obama's health care law. He will be among the guests sitting with first lady Michelle Obama when the president gives his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.

Beshear says the president's invitation came in a phone call from a senior Obama adviser.

The Democratic governor says his invitation puts Kentucky in the spotlight as a national model for implementing the Affordable Care Act.

Beshear's wife, Jane, also is invited and will be seated in the gallery.