Paul, Comer win re-election, Elliott wins again in State House District 54

Published 8:59 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

It was a strong night for incumbents representing Kentucky in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R) and U.S. Rep. James Comer both won re-election on Tuesday.

Paul has won his third term as senator, with 61 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Charles Booker. With 83 percent of precincts reporting by 11:30 p.m., Paul had received 796,989 votes, compared with 510,058 for Booker.

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Comer won a fourth term representing Kentucky’s 1st House District, defeating Democratic challenger Jimmy Ausbrooks with a commanding 74 percent of the vote. With 95 percent of the votes counted, Comer had 173,983 votes to Ausbrooks’ 59,696.

With 100 percent of the vote counted in the race for State House District 54, Republican incumbent Daniel Elliott (11,109) defeated Elaine Wilson-Reddy (4,237).