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Republican Incumbent Andy Barr Wins 4th Term In 6th U.S. Congressional District


Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has won a fourth term in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.

Barr defeated Democrat and former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath on Tuesday. She was considered Barr's toughest challenger since he arrived in Congress in 2012. President Donald Trump won the central Kentucky district by double digits in 2016.

The district includes Lexington and capital Frankfort, and the seat there has switched parties five times since 1978. Both parties saw this race as close.

Barr hosted a rally with President Donald Trump, and McGrath campaigned at a high school gym with former Vice President Joe Biden.

Barr throughout the campaign labeled McGrath as "too liberal" for Kentucky.

Correction: The headline previously said that Barr Won the 4th Congressional District. It has been corrected to read that he won his 4th term in the 6th Congressional District.

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