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Politics
8:45 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Democrat Reggie Thomas Wins Race to Succeed Kathy Stein in Kentucky Senate

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Democrat Reggie Thomas is the winner in a special election in Kentucky’s 13th state senate district, which covers part of Lexington.

Thomas garnered just over 4,000 votes, besting runner-up Richard Moloney, an Independent, who got about 2,600 votes, according to unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Moloney serves as a Democrat on the Lexington City Council, but ran as an Independent after his party backed Thomas.

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Local News
12:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Adkins: Democrats Screening Candidates for Rep. Arnold's Former Seat

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Kentucky House Majority Leader Rocky Adkins is predicting that Democrats will hold onto the 7th District House seat vacated earlier this month when John Arnold resigned from the post.

Arnold stepped down as state representative for the western Kentucky district after sexual harassment allegations were made against him.

Adkins says while it’s a serious matter, the scandal should not be made into a campaign issue, although he expects Republicans to do so.

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