Senate, house races among decisions in Kentucky primaries

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Senate Chairman Mitch McConnell easily won his party’s Kentucky nomination in his bid for a seventh term.

And Hal Rogers won the Republican nomination for Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District Tuesday night.

“It is an honor to have the overwhelming confidence of the people of southern and eastern Kentucky. Over the past four decades, we have built strong partnerships and spawned historic grassroots movements to impact the substance abuse epidemic, rebuild our coal country economy, expand our infrastructure, create jobs, clean up our region, and pave a better path for future generations. Rogers said in a statement after his victory. “We have achieved great things together, but there is still a lot to be done and I am grateful to serve the best people in the country. I would like everyone to vote again in November to lead us to an historic victory. “

The Kentucky Republican Party congratulated Congressman Rogers on his victory:

“Congressman Hal Rogers is a great leader for his electorate and never stops fighting for eastern Kentucky,” said Mac Brown, chairman of the Kentucky Republican Party. “From economic development to fighting illicit drugs and more, Congressman Hal Rogers is always working to put his voters first, and we are proud to send him back to Congress to continue fighting for eastern Kentucky. “

Reigning 2nd Ward Brett Guthrie won the Republican nominations in their Tuesday night races.

Among other races to be decided in Kentucky is a controversial area code for U.S. officials in the fourth district. Two Democrats have moved up to the top in the Senate race: retired Navy fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who raised the most money to challenge McConnell, and progressive MP Charles Booker, who has gained momentum recently with several key recommendations.

In the house race, attorney Todd McMurtry poses a major challenge to Republican incumbent Thomas Massie.

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