By Townhall. U.S Rep. Andy Barr, and Republicans, can breathe a sigh of relief. For now. The incumbent has held off Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district race, according to NBC.
— Elliott Schwartz (@elliosch) November 7, 2018
Barr was elected to Congress in 2012 and is a member of the Financial Services Committee. One of his biggest accomplishments, which he lists on his campaign site, was establishing the Sixth District Veterans Coalition, and fighting for reforms at the Veterans Affairs agency. . .
BREAKING: @NBCNews projects Andy Barr (R) is winner of Kentucky House 6.
NBC News considers this race one of the bellwethers that will determine House control.https://t.co/TBTqZmzSm4
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 7, 2018
Democrats need to pick up 23 Republican seats tonight to retake control of the House.
Andy Barr win in Kentucky is a very good sign for Republicans.
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) November 7, 2018
(Read more from “GOP Keeps Key Kentucky Seat” HERE)
Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Race, Beating Democrat Phil Bredesen
By The Federalist. Marsha Blackburn, a Republican congresswoman, was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night. Blackburn defeated former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen in a hotly contested race that was viewed by many analysts to be a toss-up heading into election day. Fox News called the race for Blackburn at 9:04 p.m. Eastern time.
The race between Blackburn and Bredesen was neck and neck, with Bredesen even leading in multiple polls, up until the battle over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh took center stage. The September fight to confirm Kavanaugh significantly boosted Blackburn, who took her first lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average in early October. (Read more from “Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Race, Beating Democrat Phil Bredesen” HERE)