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Supporters of Industry Roll In Elections



The election has dominated television, radio, and social media in recent months.  The madness finally came to an end on November 8th with the election of Donald Trump as the President-elect.  In addition to Trump, supporters of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry in the House and Senate rolled to victories on election day.

In Tennessee the seven Republican members of the House of Representatives, all of which have signed onto legislation supported by the industry, won by wide margins.  Phil Roe took 78% of the vote, Jimmy Duncan took 76%, Chuck Fleischmann 66%, Scott DesJarlais 65%, Diane Black 71%, Marsha Blackburn 72% and newly elected David Kustoff 69%.

In Kentucky, strong supporter Hal Rogers ran unopposed while James Comer took 73% of the vote and will now hold the seat of anti-industry Ed Whitfield.  Another strong supporter from Kentucky, Andy Barr, won 61% of the vote.  In the Senate race in Kentucky, Rand Paul won with 57%.

The PAST Act has been introduced in the House by Ted Yoho in Florida.  Yoho won his election Tuesday night.  However Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican in New Hampshire who introduced the Humane Society of the United States written PAST Act, lost to Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan in an extremely tight race.

Trump won both Kentucky and Tennessee easily carrying 63% and 61% respectively of the vote.

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