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Wheeler wins eastern Kentucky state Senate special election

March 6, 2019

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Phillip Wheeler has defeated Democrat Darrell Pugh in a special election to fill an eastern Kentucky state Senate seat.

WYMT-TV reports Wheeler finished with 6,188 votes in unofficial results Tuesday, and Pugh had 5,647.

The 31st District includes Pike, Martin, Lawrence, Elliott and Morgan counties.

Republicans picked up a seat with the win. Wheeler will succeed Democrat Ray Jones, who won a campaign for Pike County judge-executive in November.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wymt.com/