On Tuesday night, the nation was watching closely to see if Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House. While results from around the country to determine control are still trickling in, Kentucky’s federal election results were finalized early in the evening.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul easily won his re-election race against Democrat Charles Booker and gave a victory speech early Tuesday night. Before 9 pm, Booker gave a speech to supporters stating he was not yet ready to concede, and his team would be watching results continue to come in in the race. As of early Wednesday morning, Paul had 61% of the vote compared to Booker’s 38.6% with 92% of precincts reporting.
In Louisville’s 3rd Congressional District, Kentucky state Senate Democratic Leader Morgan McGarvey handily won against Republican Stuart Ray. McGarvey will replace longtime Congressman John Yarmuth as Kentucky’s only Democratic member of the federal delegation.
Congressman Andy Barr also handily won his re-election race against Democratic challenger Geoff Young.
Congressman James Comer won re-election in his newly changed 1st district that now runs from western Kentucky up through Frankfort. And U.S. Reps. Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers, and Thomas Massie also won their re-election races.
As it looks like the U.S. House of Representatives could flip to Republican control, the outcome of who will control the Senate is still up in the air as result from several key states such as Nevada and Georgia have yet to be called.
Stay tuned to The Bottom Line for more information about results in federal elections and how they impact control of Congress.