LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Four Kentucky Republican congressmen have been re-elected in races that weren't closely contested.
U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Hopkinsville received 1,692 votes or 71 percent in winning over Democrat Charles Hatchett of Benton, who received 677 votes or 28 percent in the 1st District race in western Kentucky with 1 percent reporting. Congressman Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green took 19,738 or 68 percent in defeating Democrat Ed Marksberry of Owensboro, who took 9,323 or 28 percent in the 2nd District seat with 12 percent reporting.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis of Fort Mitchell had 4,500 or 70 percent to win the 4th Congressional District seat in northern Kentucky over Democrat John Walz of Florence, who had 1,800 or 30 percent with 1 percent reporting.
U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Somerset garnered 11,430 or 77 percent to defeat Democrat Jim Holbert of London, who received 3,400 votes or 22 percent in the 5th District race in eastern Kentucky with 7 percent reporting.
U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Congressman Ben Chandler were locked in tight re-election races with GOP challengers in Louisville and Lexington.
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