Guthrie wins seventh term in landslide

Published 1:23 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie won a seventh term in Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District in Tuesday’s election. With 20 of 21 counties reporting after midnight, Guthrie had received 160,888 votes, representing 66.35 percent of the total, according to results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

In Boyle County, Guthrie received 6,479 votes. Democratic challenger Hank Linder received 3,828 Boyle votes and 76,220 votes or 31.43 percent in the district, with one county remaining to report. Independent Thomas A. Loecken got 223 votes and had 5,381 or 2.22 percent in the district.

“I’m glad to be coming back to Boyle County,” Guthrie said. He said he was looking forward to stopping at Burke’s Bakery for a cream horn.

Email newsletter signup

It was a great race, Guthrie said. The economy is growing, wages are starting to rise and the country is “going in the right direction.” He said he had helped to pass a lot of legislation and was looking forward to “working on both sides of the aisle.”

State representative

State Rep. Daniel Elliott received 6,989 votes in Boyle County and 3,371 votes in Casey County, according to the Board of Elections’ unofficial results. Votes for write-in challenger Lydia Coffey were still being counted Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Elliott claimed victory Tuesday, saying he is “very honored to be elected to another term in Frankfort.”

He said he is appreciative of the people who voted for him and glad they have confidence in him.

“I’m looking forward to representing the people,” he said.