(LEX 18) — LEX 18 has projected Congressman Andy Barr will win another two years in office.
Barr has won the 6th Congressional District, beating out Josh Hicks for a fifth term in office.
Barr was first elected in 2012 when he defeated Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler. He prevailed in a high-profile battle in 2018 over Amy McGrath.
As of 10 p.m., Barr has garnered 58% of the over 350,000 votes that have already been counted.
Barr's opponent, Josh Hicks, issued the following statement following Barr's win:
"Over the past year and a half, I have been privileged to be a part of a movement that was about so much more than just me, or just my ideas. This has been a campaign of, and by, and for regular folks, and I am humbled to have been a part of it. I am deeply grateful to everyone who helped us build this campaign. Whether you spent your free time making phone calls, or gave a few of your hard-earned dollars, your belief and energy sustained me. Tonight, I congratulate Congressman Barr on his victory in this election, and I thank the thousands of volunteers and supporters I’ve met across the Sixth District during our campaign."
The Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Mac Brown also congratulated Barr following his reelection.
"Congratulations to Congressman Andy Barr on his hard-earned victory. Congressman Barr is relentless in fighting for families and small business, and we're proud to have helped him defeat the onslaught of Nancy Pelosi's allies. The people of Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District made the right choice in granting Congressman Barr another term."