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2016 Kentucky Primary Tuesday Returns

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Tonight's election returns for the Kentucky Primary. 100% precincts reporting. According to the Kentucky State Board of Elections website, voter turnout was 20.65%.

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Winners marked in bold. 

Presidential:

  • Hillary Clinton: 46.76% 212,550
  • Bernie Sanders: 46.33% 210,626
  • Uncommitted: 5.30% 24,101
  • Marin O'Malley: 1.25% 5,703
  • Rocky De La Fuente: 0.35% 1,593

55 delegates, 5 superdelegates in Kentucky. Delegates proportional
*Republicans voted in a March presidential caucus. Donald Trump won with nearly 36% of the vote.

U.S. Senate:

Democrats

  • Jim Gray: 58.73% 240,613
  • Rory Houlihan: 3.32% 13,585
  • Jeff Kender: 4.94% 20,239
  • Ron Leach: 9.53% 39,026
  • Tom Rektenwald: 5.35% 21,910
  • Grant Short: 5.26% 21,558
  • Sellus Wilder: 12.87% 52,728

Republicans:

  • James Gould: 8.33% 16,611
  • Rand Paul: 84.79% 169,180
  • Stephen Howard Slaughter: 6.88% 13,728

U.S. First District House:

Democrats: 

  • Sam Gaskins
  • Tom Osborne (withdrawn)

Republicans:

  • Mike Pape: 23.29% 9,357
  • Miles Caughey Jr.: 2.23% 896
  • Jason Batts: 13.88% 5,578
  • James Comer: 60.59% 24,342

KY 8th District State House Representative: 

Democrats:

  • Jeff Taylor
  • John Ward Thomas (withdrawn)

KY 16th District State House Representative:

Republicans:

  • Ami Brooks: 36.94% 492
  • Jason Petrie: 63.06% 840

Paducah Mayor:

Top-two move to general election.

  • Brandi Harless: 43.43% 2,177 
  • Gayle Kaler:  36.23% 1,816
  • Arthur Baskin: 11.23% 563 
  • Buzz VonTesmar: 7.42% 372
  • Louis Elliot Polach (withdrawn)

Paducah City Commissioner

Top-eight move to general election.

  • Allan Rhodes: 16.62% 2,827
  • Sandra Wilson: 13.35% 2,271
  • Richard Abraham: 12.61% 2,144
  • Anne Fowler Gwinn: 8.81% 1,498
  • Sarah Stewart Holland: 7.87% 1,339
  • Raynarldo Henderson: 7.8% 1,327
  • Eddie Jones: 6.87% 1,168
  • Frank Bennett: 6.45% 1,096
  • Tracy Jones: 6.42%, 1,092
  • Vicky Holland: 5.14% 874
  • Brandon Duncan: 4.29% 730
  • Tony Veltri: 3.76% 639

Webster County Circuit Clerk

Democrats:

  • Debbie Austin: 46.19%
  • Raegina Dacy Scott: 22.29%
  • Jennifer Pigman Davis: 31.52%

Madisonville City Council Ward 1

  • Susan Dorris Houck: 58.33% 224
  • David Oakley: 41.67% 160

Madisonville City Council Ward 3

  • James Daniels: 58.71% 155
  • Raymond Marion Jr.: 41.29% 109

Graves County Coroner:

Democrats

  • Brad Jones: 42% 3,061
  • Leonard May: 41.58% 2,179

Union County Jailer:

Democrats

  • Michelle Steele: 36.25% 842
  • Shawn Elder: 63.75% 1481
Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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