Incumbent Andy Barr Cruises To Primary Victory

May 22, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has easily won the GOP nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District ahead of what's likely to be an intense re-election campaign in November.

Barr defeated businessman Chuck Eddy on Tuesday. He will face the winner of the crowded Democratic primary in November.

Democrats are targeting Barr's seat as they try to win a majority in the House of Representatives. The district has flip-flopped between the two major political parties since the 1970s. Barr was first elected in 2012, when he ousted Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler.

In the House, Barr is chairman of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.