Kentucky Republicans have fallen well short of their goal of winning 10 seats and taking control of the state House. Overall, it was a great night for Kentucky Republicans, who narrowed their minority in the House. And even though they remain the minority, GOP spokesman Joe Burgan says his party has reason to celebrate.
Kentucky Republicans had their sights set on winning control of the state House for the first time in 91 years. To do so, they needed to knock off several Democratic incumbents in our listening area. The following Democrats held on to their seats Tuesday evening:
The Courier-Journal and NPR have both called Kentucky's 6th U.S. House race for Republican Andy Barr. That's a GOP pickup, meaning five of the state's six House seats are held by Republicans. Barr lost to Chandler by less than 700 votes two years ago, but he has now defeated the Democratic moderate and son of a former Kentucky Governor.