Kentucky sets congressional special election for November 6

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August 30, 2012


By Johanna Herman

Lexington, KENTUCKY: Due to the resignation of U.S. Representative Geoff Davis, a special election for a new member has been set for November 6. The Governor, Steve Beshear chose to schedule the special election on the same date as the general election. Since there is not an additional election date, the district is able to save $500,000 in election costs, since there are other candidate on the ballot they will not incur the entire cost of the election. An election could have been held sooner to fill the vacant position, but the district now has to wait longer for a new representative. The candidates who are scheduled to run in the election are Republican Thomas Massie and Democrat Bill Adkins.[1]

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