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Paul picks up Nelson County voters’ nod over Conway

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By Staff

In one of the country’s most contentious races, Republican Rand Paul clinched a victory Tuesday over Democrat Jack Conway. In Nelson County Paul tallied 7,706 votes, or 54.24 percent, over Conway’s 6,502.

Official statewide results were still rolling in at press time, with several national news stations declaring the race a win for Paul. According to CNN, Conway was lagging with 45 percent to Paul’s 55 percent, with 72 percent of Kentucky precincts reporting.

Guthrie keeps House seat

A second term in the U.S. House of Representatives is in store for Republican Brett Guthrie. At press time Guthrie had 67 percent to challenger Ed Marksberry’s 33 percent. CNN, which reported more up-to-date numbers than the State Board of Elections website, had numbers from 81 percent of precincts, logging 123,781 votes to Marksberry’s 60,114.

Guthrie said he was proud to serve Nelson County and Bardstown.

State Representative

Republican David Floyd, incumbent for the 50th district Kentucky House seat since 2004, scored a comfortable victory over Eddie O’Daniel, Democrat, Tuesday.

Floyd clinched 63 percent of the Nelson County vote with 8,894 tallied to O’Daniel’s 5,225.

As the last eight precincts’ numbers rolled in, Floyd shook hands at the local GOP victory party, on the third floor of Spalding Hall.

“It looks real solid,” Floyd said, as the totals placed him at a margin of nearly two-to-one.

State Senate, 14th district

Republican Jimmy Higdon ran uncontested for the 14th district state senate seat. He received 10,243 Nelson County votes.