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Comer Wins Kentucky Primary

James Comer won the Kentucky Republican Primary for the 1st Congressional district in a landslide win over Mike Pape.  The Republican primary race was to replace outgoing Representative Ed Whitfield, who had previously decided not to run for reelection.  Pape was Whitfield's District Director for two decades and Whitfield campaigned aggressively for Pape.

Comer, who attended the National Trainers' Show in March, is an avid supporter of the Tennessee Walking Horse and does not support the PAST Act, originally introduced by Rep. Whitfield and written by the Humane Society of the United States in conjunction with Whitfield's staff.  Comer received an overwhelming 61% of the vote while Pape finished second with 23% of the vote.

Current House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers won the primary in the 5th district by receiving 82% of the vote.  Rogers is a co-sponsor of the industry legislation introduced by Rep. Scott DesJarlais from Tennessee.  Another co-sponsor, Andy Barr, also won his primary receiving 85% of the vote.

Comer will face Democrat Sam Gaskins in the November election.

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