Primary for House seat in Louisville is not a typical race between incumbent and tea party challenger

05/20/2012 08:46 PM

The race for the 42nd House District in Louisville retains a theme from recent legislative races where an upstart Tea Party challenger faces a better funded and entrenched incumbent. But it comes with a twist — it’s a Democratic primary.

The 42nd District, which covers Old Louisville and the area around University of Louisville, has been represented since 2001 by Democrat Rep. Reginald Meeks. And in his first primary challenge since 2002, he faces Wendy Caswell, the former president and founder of the Louisville Tea Party.

With no Republican in the race, the winner of the May 22 Democratic primary is all but assured of being the next representative.

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