Two Democratic former state representatives from west Kentucky are looking to retake the House seats they lost to Republicans in last year's general election. Both have recently announced bids for the 2018 election.
According to recent postings on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website, local state Representatives running for re-election this year are out-fundraising their opponents by a mostly wide margin.
Candidates for Kentucky State House District 8 debated Monday night in Hopkinsville, expressing differences in a wide range of topics including healthcare, PAC donations, minimum wage, unemployment, opioid crisis, taxes and much more.
Voters will head to the polls in Christian and Trigg counties Tuesday in the special election for the currently vacant 8th District Kentucky House seat. The election is one of four next week that could shift power in the Kentucky Legislature.
Christian County Democratic Party chair Jeff Taylor was elected unanimously Thursday as his party’s nominee by the Christian and Trigg County executive committees. Taylor will face Republican businessman Walker Thomas, a former Hopkinsville city councilman.