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Soon after polls closed in the Central time zone, NPR, the Associated Press and several other media outlets report Donald Trump and Rand Paul winning Kentucky. Both candidates were projected to win in the 'safe/likely' Republican state.

Republican Party of Kentucky, Facebook

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The biggest news of the day in Kentucky might be that Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo has lost his race for reelection to longtime Republican challenger Larry Brown. 
Elsewhere on the ballot: Donald Trump has won Kentucky’s eight electoral votes and U.S. Senator Rand Paul has won re-election to his seat. 4th District Congressman Thomas Massie and 6th District Congressman Andy Barr have also won re-election to their seats. 

Rand Paul U.S. Senate Campaign, via news release

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul made an election eve stop in Paducah, as part of his 'Defend Kentucky' tour. Paul spoke at Midwest Aviation, Inc.

Democratic challenger Jim Gray joined former Governor Steve Beshear at the Democratic Headquarters in Hopkinsville as part of his 'Kentucky First Always Tour.'

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are both bad-mouthing Washington as they tour the state's largest media markets on the eve of the general election. 

Alexandra Kanik, Ohio Valley ReSource

The opioid epidemic is on the agenda for political campaigns from the presidential race down to the local level in the Ohio Valley region. Election Day could shape the response to the crisis in states with some of the nation’s highest rates of addiction and overdoses.

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates met last night on statewide television for the only debate of the 2016 campaign.

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Democrat Lexington Mayor Jim Gray appeared together on KET's "Kentucky Tonight.”

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Rand Paul and Democratic challenger Lexington Mayor Jim Gray debate on KET's Kentucky Tonight with Bill Goodman on Monday (Halloween) at 7 p.m. central time.

Hear this debate in a special live simulcast on WKMS, pre-empting World Cafe.

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With their only face-to-face debate and Election Day looming, Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates were at the same event Thursday night for the first time in two months. 

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul reaffirmed his support for his party’s nominee for president. Paul said ‘yes’ when asked if he supported Donald Trump at a campaign rally this week at Murray State University. Nearly 200 students filled the room to hear Paul address issues of racial injustice, gun control and foreign policy.

Whitney Jones, WKMS

Three members of Kentucky’s U.S. Congressional delegation joined 16 other members of Congress in a letter Wednesday seeking clarification from federal agencies regarding industrial hemp guidelines.

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