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James Comer to be Sworn Into Congress This Evening

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Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will be sworn into Congress Monday. Comer is being seated a month-and-a-half earlier than the rest of his freshman class. 

Comer replaces 1st District U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield, who resigned in September after a 22-year career in Washington. Comer was on the ballot twice in last week’s election, once for a full, two-year term and once to fulfill the remainder of Whitfield's term.

As a result, Comer will be sworn into office this evening in Washington. The former state lawmaker from Tompkinsville coasted to victory in last week’s election with over 70 percent of the vote.

His platform included helping rein in the national debt, preserving the 2nd amendment, and working to boost rural America.

Comer also pledged to take a self-imposed term limit of 12 years.

A year ago, Comer narrowly lost a chance at becoming Kentucky Governor when Matt Bevin won the Republican primary by 83 votes.

Lisa is a Scottsville native and WKU alum. She has worked in radio as a news reporter and anchor for 18 years. Prior to joining WKU Public Radio, she most recently worked at WHAS in Louisville and WLAC in Nashville. She has received numerous awards from the Associated Press, including Best Reporter in Kentucky. Many of her stories have been heard on NPR.
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