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Candidates for Kentucky’s District 8 State Representative debated issues from voter purging to immigration in a Hopkinsville debate Thursday night.

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Two Democratic former state representatives from west Kentucky are looking to retake the House seats they lost to Republicans in last year's general election. Both have recently announced bids for the 2018 election. 

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.

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According to recent postings on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website, local state Representatives running for re-election this year are out-fundraising their opponents by a mostly wide margin.

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Candidates for Kentucky State House District 8 debated Monday night in Hopkinsville, expressing differences in a wide range of topics including healthcare, PAC donations, minimum wage, unemployment, opioid crisis, taxes and much more. 

CREDIT TAYLOR: FACEBOOK; THOMAS: CHRISTIAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY, VIA FACEBOOK

Hopkinsville League of Women Voters host a candidate forum for the Kentucky State House District 8 race Monday night in Hopkinsville. 

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Democratic state Rep. Jeff Taylor of Hopkinsville has issued a challenge to Republican opponent Walker Thomas involving Gov. Matt Bevin's cuts to higher education.

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A Hopkinsville lawmaker is suing the Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation for what he says is race and age discrimination.  

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The state House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that would create a new class of criminal punishment called “acute misdemeanor.”

CREDIT TAYLOR: FACEBOOK; THOMAS: CHRISTIAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY, VIA FACEBOOK

Voters will head to the polls in Christian and Trigg counties Tuesday in the special election for the currently vacant 8th District Kentucky House seat. The election is one of four next week that could shift power in the Kentucky Legislature.

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