Ben Chandler leads, but Barr still holding on in 6th Congressional District

11/02/2010 05:09 PM

The votes are in but the race isn’t officially done.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler appears to be clinging to about a 600-vote lead over Republican challenger Andy Barr, who hasn’t conceded and declared to supporters that the race is “not over.”

Should Chandler prevail, he would have dodged a Republican onslaught that has unseated many of his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House.

9:32 p.m. Concern is spreading through Democrat Ben Chandler’s headquarters as the results with 85% of precincts reporting show Chandler clinging to a 500-vote lead over Republican Andy Barr.

7:33p.m.: Democrat Ben Chandler is ahead of Republican Andy Barr with only a few precincts reporting, 54% to 46%.

Follow along here as cn|2 reporters live blog from the Ben Chandler and Andy Barr election night headquarters at the Barrel House and Campbell House Crowne Plaza, respectively. The reporters will describe the party’s mood, election results and conduct interviews with important figures and supporters. Feel free to interact with the reporters as they blog, leaving comments and asking questions.

We’ll also be providing video from the victory/concession speeches after they occur.
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Republican state Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, talks about what kind of race this 6th District contest has shaped up to be and what it’s narrow margin signals:

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