Congressional primary race results

05/22/2012 05:00 PM

*(7:55 p.m.)— It looks like Republican Andy Barr will move on get his rematch against Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler in the general election in November. Barr is ahead in the Republican primary with 83% of the vote with 90% of precincts reporting.

(7:45 p.m.) —Incumbent Congressman John Yarmuth is leading with 86% of the vote to Burrell Farnsley who has 14% with 43% of precincts reporting in the 3rd Dist. primary.

Thomas Massie is leading with 46% of votes in the 4th Congressional Republican primary. 50% of precincts have reported. Alecia Webb Edgington is the next closest candidate with 26% of the vote.

(6:01 p.m.)— Polls have closed. Beyond the mega-race in the open 4th Congressional District, we will be updating with action in the other races including the primary in the 3rd district, where Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is the only Kentucky incumbent congressman challenged in the primary.

He has received a minimal challenge from Burrell Charles Farnsley, the son of a late former Louisville mayor. The winner of the Democratic primary of the 3rd district will face Republican Brooks Wicker in the fall general election.

Also, Republican Andy Barr is hoping for a rematch with Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler in the 6th Congressional District. He first faces Patrick J. Kelly II and Curtis Kenimer in today’s GOP primary.

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