FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Rep Charles Booker late surge was enough to carry him to victory in Fayette County in the closely watched Democratic primary for the Democratic nomination to face Republic Mitch McConnell in November.
Booker recorded 27,520 votes to 24,005 for early front runner Amy McGrath. Fellow Democrat Mike Broihier, a progressive like Booker, logged 2,049 votes while seven other candidates collected to smattering of votes.
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Similarly, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden easily won the state, getting 39,153 votes with progressive Bernie Sanders getting 8,302 votes and Elizabeth Warren getting 2,188.
Overall, 80,300 of the county’s 243,711 registered voters — 33 percent — cast ballots in the election that Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. called “quite the ordeal.” He said those who called the election “unprecedented” weren’t going “far enough” to describe the six weeks leading up to the election.
In the two Urban Council elections, the races were tight among the top vote-getters. The two two advance to the November general election.
In District 3, Jessica Mohler recorded 1,296 votes just ahead of Hannah Legris who received 1,270 votes. Christine Stanley got 1,103 votes while Charles Smith received 494.
In District 9, where incumbent Jennifer Mossotti is not seeking anther term, former Council member and insurance agent Willy Fogle led with 2,482 votes, ahead of real estate agent Whitey Elliott Baxter who received 2,251 votes. Lawyer Colby Khoshreza got 2,003 votes while Jake’s Cigar Bar owner Jacob Glancy got 1,324 in the district which covers part of south Lexington.
President Donald Trump received 17,417 votes in the county to 6,669 for “uncommitted.”
McConnell easily won the county with 17,907 votes to 1,591 for Wesley Morgan and 1,078 for Paul John Frangedakis.
In the Sixth Congressional District primaries, incumbent Republican Andy Barr received 21,287 votes to 6,662 for Chuck Eddy and 1,182 for Geoff Young.
On the Democratic side, Josh Hicks received 36,990 votes to 13,375 for Daniel Kemph go earn the right to face Barr in November.