Breaking news: Beshear and Democrats win big in Kentucky state executive races

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November 8, 2011

FRANKFORT, Kentucky: Less than three hours after the polls closed in Kentucky, it seems each of the major parties will retain the seats it held going into the election. Democrats had every seat save the agriculture commissioner - an open seat this election with incumbent Richie Farmer running for lieutenant governor on the Republican gubernatorial ticket with David Williams.

Democratic incumbents won re-election in the races for governor and attorney general and treasurer. The Democratic Party also retained the secretary of state seat. Incumbent Elaine Walker lost to Alison Lundergan Grimes in the primary, and Grimes defeated Republican Bill Johnson in tonight's election. In the race for auditor, Democrat Adam Edelen beat John Kemper to succeed term-limited Crit Luallen. The lone Republican victory in the state's executive races was claimed by James Comer in the race for agriculture commissioner; Comer defeated Robert Farmer.[1]

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