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July 20, 2018
Election 2008
Election 2008
Kentucky primary election wrap-up
(WOUB) - In the Ashland, Ky. mayor's race former police chief Tom Kelly and city commissioner Paula Hogsten are the top vote-getters in the primary yesterday, and they will move ahead to the general election.

The two were neck and neck, with Kelly netting 44 percent of the vote and Hogsten 41 percent.

Hogsten says one of her big campaign issues will be a cooperative fight against drugs.

Kelly says he's heard from voters that the city's tax structure needs work.

But Kelly says there are limits to the Ashland mayor's influence.

And in the Ashland commissioner's race, the eight candidates who will advance to the November ballot are: Kevin Gunderson, Larry Brown, Larry Branham, Cheryl Spriggs, James King, Donald Maxwell, Marty Gute and James Moore.

Estill Mills and Leo Ranjo were knocked out.

Also from yesterday's Kentucky primary, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has won the GOP Senate primary in Kentucky.

McConnell is seeking a fifth Senate term, and will face Democrat Bruce Lunsford.

McConnell easily defeated little-known truck driver Daniel Essek in the Republican primary.

Lunsford raked in 51 percent of the vote in a field of eight.

Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis had no trouble in his re-election bid in the 4th District.

Davis grabbed 85 percent of the vote, winning over two other Republican candidates.

No Democrats competed in the race.

In the 100th state House district in Kentucky, Republican Mike Stewart now knows his Democrat opponent.

Stewart was unopposed but Kevin Sinnette had to win a close race with Bobby Woods to get the nomination.

Sinnette squeezed out a 52 percent to 48 percent victory.

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