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Rep. Jeff Taylor Loses Rematch with Republican Walker Thomas

Taylor: Facebook; Thomas: Christian County Republican Party, via Facebook

State rep. Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville was defeated Tuesday night by Republican Walker Thomas - the same man he beat in a special 8th District election earlier this year.

Taylor won the Christian County side of the vote by 311 votes, but Thomas won in Trigg County by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. The final tally of votes from both counties was 6,577 for Thomas, compared to 6,103 for Taylor.

Taylor's defeat was one of several that helped Republicans take control of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

This story will be updated.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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