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Ex-Ky. Speaker Hoover, Facing Ethics Probe, Runs Unopposed For Re-Election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's former House speaker has drawn no opponent in his bid for another term as he faces an ethics investigation stemming from his secret settlement of a sexual harassment claim.

No Republican or Democrat stepped forward before Tuesday's filing deadline to challenge longtime GOP state Rep. Jeff Hoover. Hoover's rural district is a Republican stronghold.

State Republican Party spokesman Tres Watson says it's no surprise Hoover is running unopposed. He says Hoover remains "immensely popular" in his district.

Hoover has acknowledged he sent inappropriate but consensual text messages to a woman who once worked for the House Republican Caucus. Hoover has denied sexual harassment.

He stepped down as speaker earlier this month but retained his House seat.

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