Eastern Kentucky Special Election Gives GOP Largest Margin in KY Senate in 50 Years

The GOP will have its largest margin ever in the state Senate after voters in an eastern Kentucky district elected a Republican for the first time since the 1960s.

Republican Phillip Wheeler defeated Democrat Darrell Pugh in a special election last week in state Senate District 31.

When he’s sworn in next week, it will be the first time a Republican has held that seat since 1966, according to the Legislative Research Commission.

The victory will give Republicans 29 out of 38 Senate seats.Just 34 percent of registered voters turned out for that special election last week.

Source: MG News

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