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Republicans Nominate James Comer for Special Election

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Republicans in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District have nominated James Comer for a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield. 

Whitfield announced his resignation last week, nearly one year after announcing he would not seek re-election this year.

Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special election for Nov. 8 to elect someone to fulfill the remainder of Whitfield's term, which expires in January.

Comer is already on the Nov. 8 ballot as he seeks a full, two-year term in Congress.

He faces Democrat Sam Gaskins, who is likely to be the Democrats' nominee for the special election.

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