US NEWS Republicans, Democrats Split 2 Special House Elections

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republicans claimed a rural Kentucky House seat long held by Democratic stalwart Rocky Adkins as the political parties split a pair of special legislative elections on Tuesday.

In a suburban northern Kentucky district, the Democratic candidate emerged victorious to retain the House seat for Democrats.

“In deep-red Kentucky, Roberts defended a seat that broke for Trump in 2016," Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post in a statement. “Democrats can and will compete everywhere heading into the 2020 election."

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