Statewide Analysis

Click here for state and local election results in Kentucky.

Presidential:
A red state for the the past several presidential election cycles Kentucky went for Donald Trump and gave its eight electoral votes to the Republican nominee.

Senate:
Senator Rand Paul (R) was re-elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (D).

House:
James Comer (R) is the new edition to the Kentucky U.S. House delegation and the delegation still breaks down with five Republicans and one Democrat.

Other Notable Election Results:
Kentucky prior to the election was one of the last State Houses in the south to have a Democratic majority.  That did change in 2016 with Republicans picking up 18 seats.  Democrats lost the Kentucky House of Representatives by retaining 36 seats out of the chambers 100 total seats. Republicans maintained control of the Senate with a majority of 27 seats. No seats in the Kentucky State Senate changed hands in 2016.

 

Race by Race Details

Kentucky Senate
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/15/2016 10:54:10 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
James Gray (Democratic Party)  42.8%
Rand Paul (Republican Party)  57.2% Winner
Billy Wilson (Write-In)   
Senator Rand Paul (R) won a second term to the U.S. Senate. Paul defeated Lexington Mayor Jim Gray who many thought would give Paul a competitive race.

Kentucky Congressional District 01
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:57:18 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
James Comer (Republican Party)  72.6% Winner
Samuel Gaskins (Democratic Party)  27.4%
Terry McIntosh (Write-In)   
James Comer (R) the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner won the open seat created by the resignation of Representative Ed Whitfield (R) earlier this year. Comer will take office immediately as the race was on the ballot twice to fill out the remainder of Whitfield's current term in Congress.

Kentucky Congressional District 02
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/8/2016 7:55:07 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Brett Guthrie (Republican Party)  100% Winner

Kentucky Congressional District 03
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/14/2016 1:06:58 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Harold Bratcher (Republican Party)  36.5%
Everett Corley (Forefather's Party)   
John Yarmuth (Democratic Party)  63.5% Winner

Kentucky Congressional District 04
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 3:12:10 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Thomas Massie (Republican Party)  71.3% Winner
Calvin Sidle (Democratic Party)  28.7%

Kentucky Congressional District 05
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/8/2016 7:23:25 PM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Hal Rogers (Republican Party)  100% Winner

Kentucky Congressional District 06
Percent Reporting: 100    Last Update: 11/9/2016 1:59:55 AM

Candidate NamePercent Vote ReceivedWinner
Andy Barr (Republican Party)  61.1% Winner
Nancy Kemper (Democratic Party)  38.9%

*The analysis on this page is provided by the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC). BIPAC is an independent, bipartisan organization, that is supported by several hundred of the nation's leading businesses and trade associations. The views expressed in this analysis do not necessarily represent the views of our organization.