U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers wins Republican nomination for 5th district U.S. House seat

Published: May. 17, 2022 at 7:38 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT/AP) - U.S. Representative and Dean of the House Harold “Hal” Rogers has won the Republican nomination for the fifth district U.S. House seat that he has held since 1981.

Rep. Rogers defeated four other candidates to claim the nomination for the 23rd time.

“I am humbled to be chosen as the Republican nominee for Kentucky’s 5th District,” Rep. Rogers said in a statement. “It is a privilege to serve in Congress, and I promise to never stop working for the mountains. Joe Biden and his liberal allies may want to destroy our way of life, but I’ll always fight for our pro-life, pro-gun values. This November, Kentuckians can vote to stop Biden and Pelosi and stand up for a secure border, strong law enforcement, and policies that grow the economy.”

Rep. Rogers is set to face Conor Halbleib, who was unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November’s general election.

The general election will be on Tuesday, November 8.

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