Comer, Rogers Win Congressional Election
By The Associated Press
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Republican Congressmen James Comer and Hal Rogers have been re-elected to Congress.

Comer, the former state agriculture commissioner on Tuesday defeated Democrat and college professor Paul Walker to win his second full term in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District.

He comes from a farming family, and introduced legislation last year supporting the growing of industrial hemp.

In 2015, Comer was a front-runner for the Republican nomination for governor, but he lost to Matt Bevin by 83 votes. Bevin would go on to win the general election. Comer served a partial term in 2016 after Republican Ed Whitfield left his seat early.

Rogers won a 21st term in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District, and easily defeated Democratic challenger Kenneth Stepp on Tuesday. Stepp is an attorney who has run against Rogers before.

Rogers lives in Somerset. He was first elected in 1981 and is the longest-serving Republican ever elected to federal office in Kentucky. He is the former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Published 06:20 PM, Tuesday Nov. 06, 2018
Updated 07:00 AM, Wednesday Nov. 07, 2018

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