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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Red Primaries in the Bluegrass State



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There’s some buzz tonight that the winning Republican challenger in Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District, Todd Lally, has about $25,000 cash-on-hand; incumbent Democrat John Yarmuth, has almost $550,000.

This seat was not on my list of 99. In this state, I have:

Ben Chandler, Kentucky: He’s a Democrat in an R+9 district who voted against the health-care bill. The two best-funded challengers are Mike Templeman, former CEO of Energy Coal Resources, and Andy Barr. Both are running as conservatives against Washington, and this appears to be one of those districts where it just isn’t that healthy to be an incumbent Democrat.

Andy Barr is the winner in this primary; he has $215,725 on hand, but Chandler has $1,687,564.


Tags: Andy Barr , Ben Chandler , John Yarmuth , Todd Lally


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