Andy Barr, Republican candidate for Congress in the Sixth District, got a rousing welcome to Richmond on Friday as he helped his party open its Madison County headquarters.
The political importance of Madison County was evident as both major parties staged rallies in Richmond this week, the Democrats on Thursday night and and the Republicans on Friday afternoon.
In four years or so, students at Madison Middle School will be old enough to vote, said Assistant Principal Scott Anderson. He spoke after a question-and-answer “town hall meeting” in the school’s auditorium Monday with Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr, who is seeking the seat now held by Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Sixth District.
On Friday afternoon, local Democrats jammed into the small office at the corner of Main and Second streets that serves as their Madison County campaign headquarters.
Doris White is a Republican. She’s also 67 and on Medicare and so far she hasn’t made up her mind how she’ll vote in the 6th Congressional District race between incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr.
Republican Jonathan Shell and Democrat Bradley “Bud” Montgomery will face off in November for the 36th District state representative seat.
Shell received 810 votes in Madison County, beating Republican opponent Nathan Mick by only 54 votes.
President Barack Obama won the votes of slightly more than half of Madison County’s Democratic voters Tuesday in the Kentucky primary to select delegates to his party’s nominating convention.
Laura Durham Morgan led the ballot of 14 candidates Tuesday in the non-partisan primary to select eight finalists in the Richmond City Commission race.