Regional
3:09 pm
Wed February 18, 2004

Chandler Headed to Congress

Lexington, KY – Democrat Ben Chandler says it feels good to be
on the winning side again. After losing last fall's
gubernatorial race to Republican Ernie Fletcher,
the former Attorney General has won the
Congressional seat previously held by Fletcher.

Chandler handily defeated Alice Forgy Kerr and
Libertarian candidate Mark Gailey. Kentucky's
new Sixth District Congressman won 55 percent
of the vote in the special election.

Chandler's victory means Democrats now hold
two of Kentucky's six seats in the U-S House of
Representatives.