No 'blue wave' in sight for Kentucky; GOP maintains grip

Published: Nov. 7, 2018 at 11:21 AM EST
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Democrats' hopes for a "blue wave" in Kentucky hinged on their base overwhelming sluggish GOP voters. Instead, Kentucky again proved its conservative allegiance by maintaining Republican's grip on power.

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr survived a fierce challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky's 6th District. The close race was likely won in Madison County, where Barr got nearly 60 percent of the vote following a visit by Trump in early October.

Democrats attacked Republican state legislative candidates by saying they would be "rubber stamps" for Gov. Matt Bevin's agenda. But Republicans also maintained their majorities in the state House and Senate, winning or ahead in 60 out of 100 House seats.

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