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Officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the state of Kentucky was originally part of the state of Virginia. Having achieved statehood 1782 as its 15th state, Kentucky boasts two major cities: Louisville and Lexington. Nicknamed "the Bluegrass State” because of its vast pastures, Kentucky is famous for its bourbon distilleries, horse racing, automobile production and bluegrass music.

Kentucky has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of six members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 100 members of the Kentucky House of Representatives and 35 members of the Kentucky State Senate.


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National politics in Kentucky

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Mitch McConnell
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Kentucky 1985January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkSam Brownback (D)
Rand Paul
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Kentucky 2011January 3, 2017November 2016LinkJim Bunning (R)

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Andy Barr
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkBen Chandler (D)
Brett Guthrie
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkRon Lewis (R)
Ed Whitfield
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 1995January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Barlow (D)
Hal Rogers
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 1981January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTim Lee Carter (R)
John A. Yarmuth
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkAnne Northup (R)
Thomas Massie
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkGeoff Davis (R)

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The Bluegrass State
Capital:   Frankfort
Motto:   United we stand, divided we fall
Population:   4.35 million
Area of state:   40,409 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1792
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