WASHINGTON — Tonight, Rachel Roberts won her special election race in HD-67, a northern Kentucky seat that was carried by Donald Trump in 2016.
“In deep-red Kentucky, Roberts defended a seat that broke for Trump in 2016,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Democrats can and will compete everywhere heading into the 2020 election. Congratulations to Rachel Roberts on her victory tonight. I know she will be a tireless advocate for her community in the legislature.”
Rachel Roberts, who won in a Trump district, runs a successful business in her community. Roberts comes from a long line of public servants: her mother worked to strengthen labor relations and her father graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute and now serves as a county addiction specialist. Roberts will follow in their footsteps to work for Northern Kentucky.
The DLCC has flipped 10 chambers and more than 430 state legislative seats since Donald Trump’s election. The DLCC is on complete offense in 2020 and plans to spend $50 million in their “Flip Everything” campaign to target more than a dozen Republican-held chambers across the country.