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Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

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The 6th Congressional District of Kentucky is a congressional district located in the heart of Appalachia in southeastern Kentucky.

Kentucky's 6th Congressional District is based in central Kentucky and contains the cities of Lexington (including its suburbs), Richmond and Frankfort, the state capital. Fleming, Robertson, Harrison, Nicholas, Bath, Menifee, Wolfe, Powell, Estill, Madison, Jessamine, Fayette, Anderson, Franklin, Scott, Clark, Mongomery and Bourbon counties are included in the district.[1]

The district previously included the cities of Pikeville, Middlesborough, and Somerset.

The current representative of the 6th congressional district is Andy Barr (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Kentucky's 6th congressional district elections, 2014

The 6th congressional district of Kentucky will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Kentucky's 6th congressional district elections, 2012

The 6th congressional district of Kentucky held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Republican Andy Barr defeated incumbent Ben Chandler in the election.[2]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ben Chandler Incumbent 46.7% 141,438
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Barr 50.6% 153,222
     Independent Randolph Vance 2.8% 8,340
Total Votes 303,000
Source: Kentucky Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Ben Chandler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Garland "Andy" Barr, (R), C. Wes Collins (Write-In) and Randolph S. Vance (Write-In) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Chandler incumbent 50.1% 119,812
     Republican Garland "Andy" Barr 49.8% 119,164
     Write-in C. Wes Collins 0.1% 225
     Write-in Randolph S. Vance 0% 22
Total Votes 239,223

2008
On November 4, 2008, Ben Chandler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jon Larson (R) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Chandler incumbent 64.7% 203,764
     Republican Jon Larson 35.3% 111,378
Total Votes 315,142

2006
On November 7, 2006, Ben Chandler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Paul Ard (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Chandler incumbent 85.5% 158,765
     Libertarian Paul Ard 14.5% 27,015
Total Votes 185,780

2004
On November 2, 2004, Ben Chandler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Buford (R), Mark Gailey (L) and Stacy Abner (Constitution Party) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Chandler incumbent 58.6% 175,355
     Republican Tom Buford 40% 119,716
     Libertarian Mark Gailey 0.6% 1,758
     Constitution Party Stacy Abner 0.8% 2,388
Total Votes 299,217

2002
On November 5, 2002, Ernie Fletcher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gatewood Galbraith (I) and Mark Gailey (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Fletcher incumbent 72% 115,622
     Independent Gatewood Galbraith 26% 41,753
     Libertarian Mark Gailey 2.1% 3,313
Total Votes 160,688

2000
On November 7, 2000, Ernie Fletcher won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Scotty Baesler (D), Gatewood Galbraith (I) and Joseph Novak (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Kentucky District 6 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Fletcher incumbent 52.8% 142,971
     Democratic Scotty Baesler 34.8% 94,167
     Independent Gatewood Galbraith 12% 32,436
     Libertarian Mark Gailey 0.5% 1,229
Total Votes 270,803

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 6th congressional district of Kentucky after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Kentucky

In 2011, the Kentucky State Legislature re-drew the Congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.


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