Democrats win three out of four Kentucky House seats
Democrats were able to keep the majority in the Kentucky House.
On Tuesday, a special election was held for four seats up for grabs in the state house.
Before the election, Democrats had 50 seats, Republicans have 46.
The Republicans needed to win all four seats to split the House 50/50.
Out of the four seat up for grabs, Democrats won three of them, keeping them in the majority with 53 out of the 100 seats in the House.
Republicans will try to gain the majority again in November, when all 100 seats are up for re-election.
The Chairman of the Republican Party, Mac Brown, said in a statement to the press, "With Republican candidates running in 91 House districts and the Democrats tied to the Obama-Clinton agenda, I am confident we will take the majority and turn Kentucky in a new direction in November."
Here are the results from Tuesday’s special election.
In District 8, which includes Christian and Trigg Counties, Democrat Jeffery Taylor went against Republican Walker Thomas. Taylor won with 59% of the vote. He will replace Democrat John Tilley who now serves as the state’s Public Safety Secretary.
In District 54, it was Republican Daniel Elliott against Democrat Bill Noelker. Elliott won with 58% of the vote.
In District 62, it was Republican Phillip Pratt versus Democrat Chuck Tackett. Tackett won with 52% of the vote.
In District 98, it was Democrat Lew Nicholls against Republican Tony Quillen. Nicholls won with 57% of the vote.