Congressman Ed Whitfield

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Over the weekend, five of the six candidates running to succeed retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield as the next Representative of Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District took part in a Kentucky Farm Bureau forum in Murray.


Kentucky Farm Bureau, via Facebook

The Kentucky Farm Bureau is hosting a forum this Friday in Murray for the candidates hoping to succeed retiring 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield.

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Kentucky state Sen. Dorsey Ridley has decided not to run for retiring 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield’s seat.

Ridley, who represents the Senate's 4th District,  previously seemed bullish on jumping in the race, all but confirming his bid in October. Army veteran Sam Gaskins is the lone Democrat to have declared in the race. Republicans James Comer, Michael Pape and Jason Batts are vying for the Republican nomination.

Sam Gaskins for Congress, via Facebook

A Democrat has announced his candidacy in the race to succeed Kentucky’s retiring 1st District U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield.

Sam Gaskins is holding an official announcement event Monday at noon at Hopkinsville’s Pennyroyal Arts Council headquarters. Gaskins is an Army veteran who served eight years before receiving a medical retirement in 2009.

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Kentucky's 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield has endorsed his longtime field director Michael Pape to succeed him next year.  

Whitfield announced last month he would not seek a 12th term in Washington. 

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State Rep. Gerald Watkins of Paducah says he’s 50/50 right now on the possibility of running for Ed Whitfield’s 1st District congressional seat.

Whitfield announced last month he would not seek a 12th term in Washington.

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In his first interview since deciding not to seek a 12th term in Washington, Kentucky’s 1st District Rep. Ed Whitfield told WKMS the prospect of yet another campaign and increasing gridlock in Congress contributed to his decision.

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Kentucky state Sen. Dorsey Ridley of Henderson says it’s all but certain that he will join the race for retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield’s 1st District congressional seat.

Whitfield announced last week he would not seek a 12th term in Washington next year.

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The field is growing among Republicans interested in Kentucky’s 1st District Congressional seat. Ed Whitfield announced this week that he would not seek re-election next year.

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 Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is joining a growing field of Republican candidates seeking the first district congressional seat of retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield. Comer went public with his intentions today.

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