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GOP Holds On in Kentucky’s 2nd District

Despite heavy spending on the part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to pick up the central Kentucky seat of retiring Rep. Ron Lewis (R), state Sen. Brett Guthrie (R) appears to have held on to the conservative 2nd district.

Lewis battled fellow state Rep. David Boswell (D) in a district that has traditionally been the best performing district in the state for Republicans during presidential election years.

With 92 percent of precincts reporting, the Louisville Courier-Journal called the race with Guthrie up 52 percent to 48 percent.

The DCCC spent $1.2 million on the race compared to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s $347,000 investment.

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