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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

← 2016 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)

All six Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 935,564 613,040
Percentage 59.59% 39.05%
Swing Decrease11.11% Increase9.77%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky were held on November 6, 2018, to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections coincided with other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Overview

Popular vote
Republican
59.59%
Democratic
39.05%
Other
1.36%
House seats
Republican
83.33%
Democratic
16.67%

By district

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky by district:[1]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 172,167 68.59% 78,849 31.41% 0 0.00% 251,016 100.0% Republican Hold
District 2 171,700 66.72% 79,964 31.07% 5,681 2.21% 257,345 100.0% Republican Hold
District 3 101,930 36.57% 173,002 62.07% 3,788 1.36% 278,720 100.0% Democratic Hold
District 4 162,946 62.24% 90,536 34.58% 8,330 3.18% 261,812 100.0% Republican Hold
District 5 172,093 78.94% 45,890 21.05% 34 0.02% 218,017 100.0% Republican Hold
District 6 154,468 51.00% 144,736 47.79% 3,684 1.22% 302,888 100.0% Republican Hold
Total 935,304 59.58% 612,977 39.05% 21,517 1.37% 1,569,798 100.0%

District 1

The incumbent is Republican James Comer, who has represented the district since 2016. Comer elected with 73% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

  • Alonzo Pennington, musician[2]
  • Paul Walker, professor[3]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Walker 51,094 74.6
Democratic Alonzo Pennington 17,398 25.4
Total votes 68,492 100.0

Republican primary

General election

Results

Kentucky's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer (incumbent) 172,167 68.6
Democratic Paul Walker 78,849 31.4
Total votes 251,016 100.0
Republican hold

District 2

The incumbent is Republican Brett Guthrie, who has represented the district since 2009. Guthrie was re-elected unopposed in 2016.

Democratic primary

  • Hank Linderman, musician[4]
  • Brian Pedigo[5]
  • Rane Eir Olivia Sessions[6]
  • Grant Short[7]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Linderman 14,516 30.0
Democratic Brian Pedigo 13,866 28.7
Democratic Rane Eir Olivia Sessions 10,501 21.7
Democratic Grant Short 9,470 19.6
Total votes 48,353 100.0

Republican primary

General election

Results

Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent) 171,700 66.7
Democratic Hank Linderman 79,964 31.1
Independent Thomas Loecken 5,681 2.2
Total votes 257,345 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

The incumbent is Democrat John Yarmuth, who has represented the district since 2007. Yarmuth was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

  • Mike Craven
  • Vickie Yates Glisson, lawyer[8]
  • Rhonda Palazzo, realtor

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vickie Yates Glisson 11,239 49.1
Republican Mike Craven 6,163 26.9
Republican Rhonda Palazzo 5,511 24.0
Total votes 22,913 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (incumbent) 173,002 62.1
Republican Vickie Yates Glisson 101,930 36.6
Libertarian Gregory Boles 3,788 1.4
Total votes 278,720 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4

The incumbent is Republican Thomas Massie, who has represented the district since 2012. Massie was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary

  • Seth Hall
  • Christina Lord[9]
  • Patti Piatt, business executive[10]

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Hall 17,859 40.8
Democratic Patti Piatt 16,441 37.5
Democratic Christina Lord 9,509 21.7
Total votes 43,809 100.0

Republican primary

General election

Results

Kentucky's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie (incumbent) 162,946 62.2
Democratic Seth Hall 90,536 34.6
Independent Mike Moffett 8,318 2.2
Independent David Goodwin (write-in) 12 0.0
Total votes 261,812 100.0
Republican hold

District 5

The incumbent is Republican Hal Rogers, who has represented the district since 1981. Rogers was re-elected unopposed in 2016.

Democratic primary

  • Kenneth Stepp, attorney
  • Scott Sykes

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 33,584 58.7
Democratic Scott Sykes 23,637 41.3
Total votes 57,221 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent) 75,405 84.2
Republican Gerardo Serrano 14,177 15.8
Total votes 89,582 100.0

General election

Results

Kentucky's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent) 172,093 78.9
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 45,890 21.0
Independent Bill Ray (write-in) 34 0.1
Total votes 218,017 100.0

District 6

Republican Andy Barr, who has represented the district since 2013, was re-elected to a third term with 61% of the vote in 2016.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee included Kentucky's 6th congressional district on its initial list of Republican-held seats considered targets in 2018.[11][12]

Democratic primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy McGrath 48,859 48.7
Democratic Jim Gray 40,684 40.5
Democratic Reggie Thomas 7,226 7.2
Democratic Geoff Young 1,574 1.6
Democratic Daniel Kemph 1,240 1.2
Democratic Theodore Green 835 0.8
Total votes 100,418 100.0

Republican primary

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 40,514 83.8
Republican Chuck Eddy 7,858 16.2
Total votes 48,372 100.0

General election

Endorsements

Andy Barr (R)
Federal officials

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Andy
Barr (R)
Amy
McGrath (D)
Other Undecided
NYT Upshot/Siena College November 1–4, 2018 438 ± 4.9% 44% 44% 2% 10%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Barr) October 6–8, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 48% 46%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-McGrath) September 30 – October 2, 2018 501 ± 4.5% 44% 51%
Pulse Opinion Research September 12–17, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 47% 47% 2% 3%
NYT Upshot/Siena College September 6–8, 2018 506 ± 4.9% 47% 46% 7%
Fabrizio, Lee & Associates (R-CLF) September 4–6, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 49% 45% 6%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-McGrath) July 7–10, 2018 461 ± 4.6% 43% 50% 7%
Fabrizio, Lee & Associates (R-CLF) June 6–7, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 38% 51% 11%
DCCC (D) April 30–May 2, 2018 508 ± 4.4% 37% 52% 8%
Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group (D-McGrath) February 5–7, 2018 401 ± 5.0% 48% 44%

Results

Kentucky's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 154,468 51.0
Democratic Amy McGrath 144,736 47.8
Libertarian Frank Harris 2,150 0.7
Independent Rikka Wallin 1,011 0.3
Independent James Germalic 523 0.2
Total votes 302,890 100.0
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Can Alonzo Pennington Thumbpick His Way into Congress?". LA Progressive. March 10, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ reports, From New Era staff. "Murray man to run for congress, challenge Comer". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hank Linderman running for Congress". TRISTATEHOMEPAGE. January 31, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "Danville hosts first public forum for Democratic congressional candidates | The Advocate-Messenger". www.amnews.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  6. ^ wswietek@bgdailynews.com, WES SWIETEK. "Third Democrat files to challenge Guthrie". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Four good Democratic candidates for Kentucky's Second District | The Advocate-Messenger". www.amnews.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Kentucky Health Official Running for Congress | NewsRadio 840 WHAS". NewsRadio 840 WHAS. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Here is the list of candidates for 4th Congressional District and KY House, Senate, from the region | NKyTribune". www.nkytribune.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  10. ^ "Massie Challenger Looks to Paint a Red District Blue". CityBeat Cincinnati. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Cheney, Kyle (January 30, 2017). "Amid Democratic doldrums, DCCC identifies 2018 targets". Politico. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  12. ^ Sena, Dan (January 30, 2017). "House Democrats Playing Offense" (PDF). Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  13. ^ Arroyo, Emilie. "Lexington mayor Jim Gray files to run for Congress". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  14. ^ "Theodore David Green". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "McGrath will launch first campaign commercial during UK basketball game". Spectrum News. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  16. ^ Staff, WKYT News. "State Senator Reggie Thomas to run for Congress". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "Geoff Young continues suit against Kentucky Democratic Party, even as he seeks its nomination | The State Journal". www.state-journal.com. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  18. ^ Donald J. Trump. "Heading to the Great State of Kentucky - Big Rally for Congressman Andy Barr - Fantastic guy, need his vote for MAGA! Strong on Crime, Tax Cuts, Military, Vets & 2nd A. His opponent will NEVER vote for us, only for Pelosi. Andy has my Strongest Endorsement!!! See you in Kentucky". Twitter.

External links

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates
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