Barr Wins 6th Congressional District

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has won a third term in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District.

Barr defeated Democrat Nancy Jo Kemper, further solidifying his hold on a district that was redrawn to favor Democrats following the 2010 U.S. Census. Barr’s campaign focused heavily on national security issues and his work to combat heroin addiction in central Kentucky. First elected in 2012, Barr has had to fend off Democratic challenges in each of his campaigns.

Kemper is a United Church of Christ minister and the former director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She campaigned on raising the minimum wage and supporting the expansion of Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act. She called for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to be impeached after his comments that there could be bloodshed if Hillary Clinton were elected president.

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