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Rep. Carney Opts Not To Seek Re-election To Leadership Post

State Rep. Bam Carney says he is stepping down from his leadership role as House Republican whip.  The Campbellsville lawmaker said Tuesday that he informed House Minority Floor Leader Jeff Hoover of his decision not to seek re-election to the leadership position. Carney has been House GOP whip since 2013.

Carney cited family considerations for his decision to step down from the GOP leadership team in the Democratic-controlled House.

Carney was first elected to the House in 2008 and represents Adair and Taylor counties. He says he looks forward to continuing to serve in the House and working with the Republican leadership team.

Rep. Adam Koenig of Erlanger has said he will try to unseat Hoover as the GOP's top House leader when the General Assembly convenes in January.

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