United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2018

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United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06)

All six Kentucky seats to the United States House of Representatives

 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky will be held on November 6, 2018, to elect the six U.S. Representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican James Comer, who has represented the district since 2016. Comer elected with 73% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Alonzo Pennington, musician[1]
  • Paul Walker, professor[2]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Walker 51,094 74.6
Democratic Alonzo Pennington 17,398 25.4
Total votes 68,492 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer (incumbent) Uncontested
Total votes

General election[edit]

Results
Kentucky's 1st congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Walker
Republican James Comer (incumbent)
Total votes

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Brett Guthrie, who has represented the district since 2009. Guthrie was re-elected unopposed in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Hank Linderman, musician[3]
  • Brian Pedigo[4]
  • Rane Eir Olivia Sessions[5]
  • Grant Short[6]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Linderman 14,516 30.02
Democratic Brian Pedigo 13,866 28.68
Democratic Rane Eir Olivia Sessions 10,501 21.72
Democratic Grant Short 9,470 19.59
Total votes 48,353 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent) Uncontested
Total votes

General election[edit]

Results
Kentucky's 2nd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Linderman
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent)
Total votes

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Democrat John Yarmuth, who has represented the district since 2007. Yarmuth was re-elected with 63% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (incumbent) Uncontested
Total votes

Republican primary[edit]

  • Mike Craven
  • Vickie Yates Glisson, lawyer[7]
  • Rhonda Palazzo, realtor

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vickie Yates Glisson 11,239 49.05
Republican Mike Craven 6,163 26.90
Republican Rhonda Palazzo 5,511 24.05
Total votes 22,913 100

General election[edit]

Results
Kentucky's 3rd congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Yarmuth (incumbent)
Republican Vickie Yates Glisson
Total votes

District 4[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Thomas Massie, who has represented the district since 2012. Massie was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Seth Hall
  • Christina Lord[8]
  • Patti Piatt, business executive[9]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Hall 17,859 40.77
Democratic Patti Piatt 16,441 37.53
Democratic Christina Lord 9,509 21.71
Total votes 43,809 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie (incumbent) Uncontested
Total votes

General election[edit]

Results
Kentucky's 4th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Seth Hall
Republican Thomas Massie (incumbent)
American Solidarity Joshua Neace
Independent David Goodwin
Total votes

District 5[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Hal Rogers, who has represented the district since 1981. Rogers was re-elected unopposed in 2016.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Kenneth Stepp, attorney
  • Scott Sykes

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth Stepp 33,584 58.69
Democratic Scott Sykes 23,637 41.31
Total votes 57,221 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent) 75,405 84.17
Republican Gerardo Serrano 14,177 15.83
Total votes 89,582 100

General election[edit]

Results
Kentucky's 5th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kenneth Stepp
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent)
Total votes

District 6[edit]

Republican Andy Barr, who has represented the district since 2013, was re-elected to a third term with 61% of the vote in 2016.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee included Kentucky's 6th congressional district on its initial list of Republican-held seats considered targets in 2018.[10][11]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy McGrath 48,859 48.7
Democratic Jim Gray 40,684 40.5
Democratic Reggie Thomas 7,226 7.2
Democratic Geoff Young 1,574 1.6
Democratic Daniel Kemph 1,240 1.2
Democratic Theodore Green 835 0.8
Total votes 100,418 100

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 40,514 83.76
Republican Chuck Eddy 7,858 16.24
Total votes 48,372 100

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Andy
Barr (R)
Amy
McGrath (D)
Undecided
DCCC (D) April 30–May 2, 2018 508 ± 4.4% 37% 52% 8%
Garin Hart Yang Group (D-McGrath) February 5–7, 2018 401 ± 5.0% 48% 44%
Results
Kentucky's 6th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Amy McGrath
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent)
Libertarian Frank Harris
Total votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can Alonzo Pennington Thumbpick His Way into Congress?". LA Progressive. 2018-03-10. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  2. ^ reports, From New Era staff. "Murray man to run for congress, challenge Comer". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Hank Linderman running for Congress". TRISTATEHOMEPAGE. 2018-01-31. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Danville hosts first public forum for Democratic congressional candidates | The Advocate-Messenger". www.amnews.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  5. ^ wswietek@bgdailynews.com, WES SWIETEK. "Third Democrat files to challenge Guthrie". Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Four good Democratic candidates for Kentucky's Second District | The Advocate-Messenger". www.amnews.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Kentucky Health Official Running for Congress | NewsRadio 840 WHAS". NewsRadio 840 WHAS. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  8. ^ "Here is the list of candidates for 4th Congressional District and KY House, Senate, from the region | NKyTribune". www.nkytribune.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Massie Challenger Looks to Paint a Red District Blue". CityBeat Cincinnati. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  10. ^ Cheney, Kyle (January 30, 2017). "Amid Democratic doldrums, DCCC identifies 2018 targets". Politico. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  11. ^ Sena, Dan (January 30, 2017). "House Democrats Playing Offense" (PDF). Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ Arroyo, Emilie. "Lexington mayor Jim Gray files to run for Congress". Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  13. ^ "Theodore David Green". Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  14. ^ "McGrath will launch first campaign commercial during UK basketball game". Spectrum News. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  15. ^ Staff, WKYT News. "State Senator Reggie Thomas to run for Congress". Retrieved 2018-04-14. 
  16. ^ "Geoff Young continues suit against Kentucky Democratic Party, even as he seeks its nomination | The State Journal". www.state-journal.com. Retrieved 2018-04-14. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites of first district candidates
Official campaign websites of second district candidates
Official campaign websites of third district candidates
Official campaign websites of fourth district candidates
Official campaign websites of fifth district candidates
Official campaign websites of sixth district candidates