Kentucky primary election results coming in following early voting period, traditional Tuesday election day
Election results are coming in after Kentucky's traditional Tuesday primary election, which followed three days of early voting. On the ballot were primary races for U.S. Senate and House contests, Kentucky House and Senate seats, and a number of judicial and local elections.
Tuesday's traditional primary election day came after three days of early, in-person, no excuse voting across the state. Many election experts in Kentucky say the recent expansion of no-excuse voting is a good start, but hope more changes happen in the future.
Here are some of the results from the primary election:
Rand Paul wins GOP nomination for U.S. Senate
The Associated Press has declared Bowling Green Republican Sen. Rand Paul the winner of the Republican U.S. Senate primary.
Charles Booker wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate
Former state Rep. Charles Booker of Louisville has been declared the winner of the Democratic U.S. Senate primary by the AP. He'll face incumbent Sen. Rand Paul in the November general election.
Thomas Massie wins nomination for U.S. House seat in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District
U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican from Lewis County, has won his party's nomination to defend his seat in the fall general election.
Hal Rogers moves on to Nov. general election
U.S. Rep. Harold Rogers has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District.
That district includes the cities of Morehead, London, and Somerset.
U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie wins Republican primary in 2nd District
U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. House seat in Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District.
That district also includes Elizabethtown, Glasgow, and Owensboro.
Doug Gorman wins GOP primary in Warren County Judge-Executive contest
First District Magistrate Doug Gorman has won the Republican nomination for Warren County Judge-Executive.
He easily fended off a primary challenge from Jack Wright and Joanna Jones. Gorman will face Democrat Keith Evanoff in the general election in November.
The Judge-Executive office in Warren County is open for the first time in nearly three decades with the retirement of Mike Buchanon.
Craig Greenberg poised to win Democratic primary for Louisville mayoral race
Greenberg was leading big Tuesday night with a majority of the primary vote counted in Louisville. He'll be favored to win the fall general election in the heavily-Democratic city.
Morgan McGarvey wins Democratic primary for Kentucky's 3rd District U.S. House seat
Kentucky state Sen. Morgan McGarvey has been declared the winner of the Democratic primary for Kentucky's open 3rd District U.S House seat, which covers Louisville.
McGarvey defeated state Rep. Attica Scott. McGarvey goes on to the general election and will be favored to fill the seat held by the retiring Democrat John Yarmuth.
Meanwhile, in Daviess County...
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer has reported a number of winners in local races in Daviess County.
Charlie Castlen has won the Republican judge-executive primary.
Brad Youngman has been elected as the next Daviess County sheriff, and incumbent Leslie McCarty has won another term as county clerk.
Barr wins GOP primary in Kentucky's 6th District U.S. House race
U.S Rep. Andy Barr has secured the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, which includes Fayette County. Barr has served the district since 2013.