2018 Election

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  Former military fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Democratic nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a tough fall campaign against a Republican incumbent.

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 A gay man in eastern Kentucky has lost his bid to challenge a Republican county clerk who went to jail three years ago for denying him and others marriage licenses in the aftermath of an historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.


Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has easily won the GOP nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District ahead of what's likely to be an intense re-election campaign in November.

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Hal Rogers has easily won the Republican nomination in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District to seek a record 20th term in Congress.

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Updated: 9:15 p.m.

Here are the regional results of the 2018 Kentucky Primary Election in far west Kentucky. See more state and local results on the Secretary of State website.

Updated at 11:47 p.m. ET

Tuesday was another big night for Democratic women and political newcomers in the party, with a historic nomination in Georgia, an intra-party squabble settled in Texas and an upset victory in a Kentucky House race.

The day's contests featured Democratic ideological and stylistic battles, but in the end the national party largely got the candidates they wanted — especially in critical Texas — that they believe will be the most competitive general election nominees.


Kentucky voters will head to the polls on Tuesday to decide who will compete for seats in the state legislature this fall.

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Princeton musician Alonzo Pennington and Murray State University professor Paul Walker are vying to be the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District. Kentucky’s Primary Election is on May 22. The winner of this primary faces incumbent Republican James Comer in November.

Here’s where they stand on issues, compiled from recent forums in Hopkinsville and Murray:


  Perhaps the most hotly contested race for the U.S. House this year in Kentucky is in the 6th  congressional district, which includes Lexington and the surrounding area. And for the six Democrats competing in Tuesday’s primary for the party’s nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Andy Barr, health care has become a central issue to their campaigns.

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Capitol Reporter Ryland Barton gives a round-up of politics across the Commonwealth. Including a look at the most contingent races ahead of the May 22 Primary.