Paul, Rogers win re-election

Published 9:11 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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It was a strong night for incumbents representing Kentucky in Washington.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R) and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers both won re-election on Tuesday.

Paul has won his third term as senator, with 61 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Charles Booker. With 83 percent of precincts reporting by 11:30 p.m., Paul had received 796,989 votes, compared with 510,058 for Booker.

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Rogers easily won his 22nd term in office, defeating Democratic challenger Conor Halbleib in Kentucky’s 5th U.S. House District. The 84-year-old Rogers has represented Kentucky’s 5th District since 1981. With 82 percent of the count in in District 5, Rogers had 146,185 votes to 32,308 for the challenger.