House Speaker Greg Stumbo defeated in the race for the 95th House District seat

11/08/2016 08:26 PM

House Speaker Greg Stumbo conceded to Republican Larry Brown tonight releasing a statement that read:

“The voters have spoken, so I want to congratulate Larry Brown for his win tonight, and I want to thank the people of the 95th House District for a great career. I hope only the best for the district , my county, my commonwealth and my country.”

Brown is an attorney from Prestonsburg.

You’ll remember Stumbo was the subject of GOP website late in the campaign. The site hit the longtime lawmaker for votes he’s taken in the House of Representatives while also dredging up embarrassing episodes from his personal life.

Stumbo, a Prestonsburg Democrat gained notoriety for pursuing criminal charges against ex-Gov. Ernie Fletcher during his term as attorney general, but on this site, www.realgregstumbo.com, he was referred to as a “deadbeat dad” and a “deadbeat speaker.”

RPK singled out votes by Stumbo that would make permanent the state-based insurance exchange kynect and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, against tort reform and a tax reform package passed in 2000.

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