OWENSBORO, KY (WEHT) – Republican D.J. Johnson announced he is running for the District 13 state house seat in Kentucky.
Johnson will be running against Democrat incumbent Jim Glenn.
But this isn’t the first time the two ran against each other.
Two years ago Johnson ran against Glenn.
Election night totals showed Glenn winning by one vote, but after a recount, the race ended in a tie.
Minutes away from flipping a coin to determine the winner and after spending ten-thousand dollars on a recount, Johnson told a House committee that he will withdraw his election challenge making Glenn the winner.
But Johnson said he would run again.
Today Johnson made his announcement for candidacy at the Daviess County courthouse in front of big crowd.
During the announcement, Johnson didn’t discuss his decision to step down during the previous run.
But he made it clear that he’s confident that his time is now.
“I’m confident that I’m going to get out there and do what needs to be done to win the race. I was pretty enthusiastic about running at the end of the last process. When you end in a tie, you know it really feels like it’s not done yet,” says Johnson.
The Kentucky primary is in May, with the general election in November.
We asked Johnson what he would do if it ended in another tie.
He says he’s not worried this time around.
(This story was originally published on January 9, 2020)
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