WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed November 6, 2002
Kentucky's House Republicans Fared Well
Bowling Green, KY – Falling in line with national results, election night proved to be a good one for Kentucky's House Republicans.
Congresswoman Anne Northup won a hotly-contested race in the Third District against Democrat challenger Jack Conway. Many national analysts had their eyes on the Louisville area to see if the Democrats could unseat the incumbant Northup. Although her three percent margin of victory was the smallest of her four elections, it was good enough to win two more years in the U.S. House.
In the First District, incumbant Republican Ed Whitfield easily won a fifth term in office after beating Democrat Klint Alexander. Hardin County Republican Ron Lewis won his reelection bid with a strong win over David L. Williams, a Glasgow Democrat. Ernie Fletcher won a fourth term in Washington after an easy win the the Fifth District. Kentucky's senior congressman--Somerset Republican Hal Rogers--easliy won in the Sixth District.
The only good news for House Democrats came in the Fourth District, where Ken Lucas was able to hold off Republican challenger Geoff Davis.