Ky congressional races: Updates on the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th districts

11/02/2010 05:08 PM

Beyond the competitive 3rd and 6th District races, the other four congressional districts are contested:

5th District

6:53 p.m.: In Eastern Kentucky, Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Somerset has won his 16th term. He defeated Democrat James E. Holbert, as the Associated Press reported — the first race of the night to be called.

Rogers said last week that he has the votes to be elected House Appropriations Committee chairman.

4th District

Will Mapes 9:05p.m.: Democrat John Waltz does not prove to be a viable threat against U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis. With 61% of the precincts reporting, Davis is declared the victor, winning 69% to 31%. 

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, a Hebron Republican, faces a challenge from Democrat John Waltz, a U.S. Navy veteran. Davis is seeking his fourth term in the Northern Kentucky district that stretches along the Ohio River from Indiana along the Ohio border to West Virginia.

2nd District

Emily from Paul HQ  7:57p.m.:It is such a wonderful evening, what an exciting time for this country tonight. In January I won’t be saying “Madame Speaker.“  Majority of Americans feel like their kids won’t live as well as they did, we need to change that.

Emily from Paul HQ  7:45p.m. :Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green Brett Guthrie declared victor over Democratic challenger Ed Marksberry.

Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green is running for his second term against Democratic challenger Ed Marksberry, a carpenter from Owensboro. The 2nd District covers west-central Kentucky.

6:54 p.m.: The first results on the Secretary of State’s site show Guthrie up big with nearly 70% of the vote from the first several precincts.

1st District

Will Mapes 8:06p.m.: Republican Ed Whitfield declares victory over Charles Hatchett. 71% to 29% with 25 out of 608 precincts reporting

In western Kentucky, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, a Hopkinsville Republican, has a challenge from Charles Hatchett of Benton. Whitfield was first swept into office in the Republican wave of 1994, and is going for his ninth term in the district that goes from western Kentucky along the Tennessee border and as far northeast as Lincoln County.


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