by Dominick Mastrangelo | February 29, 2020
The Republican Party in Kentucky flipped a state House seat in a special election this week, earning praise from President Trump.
Preliminary results in District 99 showed Republican Richard White defeating Democrat Bill Redwine on Tuesday by around 1,000 votes, the Courier-Journal reported.
The seat had previously been held by Democrats for more than three decades, the latest being Rocky Adkins, who took a post in Gov. Matt Beshear’s Cabinet.
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Trump celebrated a win in the local Kentucky election.
“It’s a district Democrats held for 33 YEARS, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by double digits, and one the Democrat governor carried in 2019,” McDaniel said.
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BIG WIN in Kentucky House District 99.
It’s a district Democrats held for 33 YEARS, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by double digits, and one the Democrat governor carried in 2019.
But tonight, Republicans flipped the seat!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 26, 2020
Trump called it a “big story.”
‘Big Win – Except in the Fake News, which won’t cover it!’ Trump tweeted.
Big Story, Big Win – Except in the Fake News, which won’t cover it! https://t.co/reWPi2hc4v
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
The Democrats held onto another stronghold in District 67, according to unofficial results.