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Rep. Comer to face challenge from Walker in November

Incumbent Republican Congressman James Comer will be facing Democrat Scott Walker in the general election in the race to represent Kentucky's 1st Congressional District.

Comer, a Republican, was not challenged in May's Kentucky primary.

Walker defeated Alonzo Pennington in the Democratic primary to win the chance to challenge Comer in November. Walker is an English professor at Murray State University.

Tuesday night, the Indivisible Project’s national political director Maria Urbina released the following statement:

“We are happy to congratulate Paul Walker on his victory in Kentucky’s First District. He earned the support of Indivisibles in the district with his strong progressive platform and deep local roots. He is ready to take on Rep. Comer in November.

Candidates like Paul Walker are changing what is politically possible in districts across the country. We’re with Paul from now through November.”  

Comer will be running for a second term in Congress. He formerly served as the Agirculture Commissioner of Kentucky.

The 1st District includes Adair, Allen, Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Casey Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Taylor, Todd, Trigg, Union, and Webster counties and a part of Washington County.

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(This story was originally published May 22, 2018)

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