Chandler expresses thanks; Barr to address media later Friday afternoon

11/12/2010 12:02 PM

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler won by 648 votes, according to the recanvass results of the 16 counties in the 6th congressional district.

The double-checking of the votes showed one missed vote in Lincoln County for Republican challenger Andy Barr. That was the only change from the unofficial tallies certified by the county clerks last week.

The results haven’t been officially certified by the Kentucky Board of Elections yet.

Chandler, who was first elected to Congress in a special election in February 2004, issued a statement thanking election officials and voters.

“I am so thankful to again have the support of the support of the people of Central Kentucky,” he said in the statement. “I want to thank all of the hard-working election officials for maintaining a smooth and successful election process and appreciate the large number of Kentuckians who spoke up on Election Day through the power of their vote.”

Chandler also pledged to “work hard to create jobs, help our economy recover and make Central Kentucky an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”

Barr, meanwhile, is scheduled to talk to reporters later Friday afternoon at the Fayette County Republican Party headquarters.

- Ryan Alessi


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