Kentucky voters have a clear idea of their options for state legislature this year.
The filing deadline for candidates to run as a Democrat or Republican in all 100 state House seats and half of the state Senate seats passed on Tuesday afternoon. The deadline has also passed to run in a special election in March for four vacant state House seats.
Since the GOP’s strong showing in statewide elections in November, Republicans have set their sights on taking the House, the last Democratic-controlled state legislative body in the South.
Democrats currently hold a 50-46 control of the House.
Here’s a rundown of the legislative elections.
The special elections for four vacant seats in the state House could have profound implications for the control and political makeup of the chamber.
The GOP at best even the House at 50-50 if Republicans with a sweep of the races, sending the House into uncharted territory in terms of who leads the chamber.
The winners of the elections will only hold the seat through the end of 2016. All 100 House seats will be up for grabs in the general election in November.
The special elections will take place on March 8 in the following districts: