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Kentucky Democrats Triumphant in House Special Elections

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March 8, 2016


CONTACT: Carolyn Fiddler
National Communications Director
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Kentucky Democrats Triumphant in House Special Elections
Victories Add to Democratic Majority, Continue Trend of 2016 Cycle Successes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded tonight’s Democratic special election wins in the Kentucky House of Representatives. On Tuesday, Kentucky Democrats Jeffery Taylor, Chuck Tackett, and Lew Nicholls won special elections in HD-8, HD-62, and HD-98, adding a seat to the Democratic House majority. These victories come in the wake of a series of special election successes in key districts and strong performance in competitive regions in last fall’s legislative general elections in Virginia and New Jersey.

“Congratulations to Representatives-elect Taylor, Tackett, and Nicholls on their victories in tonight’s special elections,” said Post. “Kentucky Democrats ran targeted, localized campaigns and overcame massive amounts of spending by outside conservative special interest groups to win these races, and the residents of these House districts can be confident that their new representatives will stand up for their values. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s term has only just begun, and already Kentuckians are rejecting his extreme agenda and electing more Democrats to keep him in check. In Kentucky and in GOP-governed states across the country, Americans are fed up with Republicans’ continued attacks on affordable healthcare, working families, and other attempts to undermine our middle-class values.

“This latest special election win continues a clear pattern of Democratic successes that we expect will continue into the fall – not just in state legislative elections, but all the way to the top of the ballot,” continued Post. “Voters want government that reflects American ideals, and when voters bring those demands to the ballot box, Democrats win.”