No changes after 34th Senate district recanvass

05/27/2010 03:14 PM

The results of the recanvass in the closely contested 34th state Senate district in Central Kentucky didn’t change a single vote, said Mary Sue Helm, election administrator.

Republican Jared K. Carpenter won a three-way GOP primary with 4,405 votes, according to the unofficial results. That was 141 votes more than Kent J. Kessler received. Former state Sen. Barry Metcalf placed third.

The Democratic primary also was close. Lee Murphy won with 4,453 votes, nearly 350 more than Landra Lewis. Michael S. Cope finished third.

The district, which covers Madison, Lincoln and Rockcastle counties, has been represented by Sen. Ed Worley, the Democratic Senate leader, who will retire after 12 years in the Senate.

Also, Thursday, recanvasses in Northern Kentucky didn’t change the outcome in two close GOP primaries for judge-executive, the Kentucky Enquirer reported.

- Ryan Alessi


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