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Politics Democrat Josh Hicks wins Kentucky primary to challenge Andy Barr

21:45  30 june  2020
21:45  30 june  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Marine veteran and former police officer Josh Hicks won the Democratic primary in Kentucky's 6th District on Tuesday and will face off against Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) in November.

a man wearing a blue shirt: Democrat Josh Hicks wins Kentucky primary to challenge Andy Barr © The Hill Democrat Josh Hicks wins Kentucky primary to challenge Andy Barr

Hicks, also an attorney, won with 72 percent of the vote, easily prevailing over rival Daniel Kemph in the June 23 primary, according to The Associated Press.

Results were revealed Tuesday after taking into account the flood of mailed-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic. Barr was declared the winner of the GOP primary last week.

Hicks switched parties from Republican to Democrat in 2016, citing his lack of faith in President Trump's Republican Party.

He unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Kentucky state House in 2018 before his bid for Barr's seat. The Cook Political Report rates the race as "likely Republican."

The state's primary, originally scheduled for May 19, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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