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Special House Elections Split

A Republican has won the Kentucky House seat long held by Democrat Rocky Adkins. In a second special election Tuesday, the Democratic candidate was victorious. The elections fill vacancies created when Gov. Andy Beshear hired two Democratic lawmakers to join his administration.

In the 99th District, Republican Richard White defeated Democrat William Redwine. The district includes Elliott, Lewis and Rowan counties. Adkins gave up the seat to become Beshear's senior adviser. In the 67th District, Democrat Rachel Roberts defeated Republican Mary Jo Wedding. The district includes part of Campbell County. The seat had been held by veteran Democratic Rep. Dennis Keene.