Republicans Nominate James Comer for Special Election
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.