Tue November 6, 2012
Barr Beats Chandler in Kentucky's 6th, Leaving Just One Kentucky Congressional Democrat
The Courier-Journal and NPR have both called Kentucky's 6th U.S. House race for Republican Andy Barr. That's a GOP pickup, meaning five of the state's six House seats are held by Republicans. Barr lost to Chandler by less than 700 votes two years ago, but he has now defeated the Democratic moderate and son of a former Kentucky Governor.
Of Kentucky's two U.S. Senators and six U.S. House members, only one will be a Democrat when the new Congress is sworn in next year. Third District Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville is his party's sole survivor.