Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler's defeat in his re-election bid Tuesday won't hinder the Kentucky Democratic Party in future years, a party leader said. But Attorney General Jack Conway also said he’s upset that Kentucky will have only one Democratic congressman for the next two years: Rep. John Yarmuth in the Third District.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes had predicted Kentucky's voter turnout Tuesday would be as high as 64%. But according to the Secretary of State's website, about 59.2% of Kentucky's registered voters cast their ballots.
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law.