Kentucky swung to the red, with state Republicans achieving a majority in the state house. In Mercer County, 10,721 ballots were cast and 68.89 percent of the voters selected the straight ticket.
Kim King (R) was re-elected to represent the 55th district in the Kentucky House of Representatives, defeating Democratic challenger Tobie Brown 7,300 to 2,520.
The tightest race of the evening was for Circuit Clerk. Allison B. Buchanan defeated Michelle Hudson Cox by 124 votes, 5,179 to 5,054, to be elected Mercer Circuit Clerk. This is the first election for the seat after former Circuit Clerk Beth Neal retired earlier this year.
“I’m just glad it’s over,” Buchanan said. “After what happened with people voting the Republican straight ticket, I feel pretty good.”
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