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Posted: Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:42AM

Democrats win Senate seat; GOP leads in House race



FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats have held on to a seat in the state Senate while Republicans were in the lead in a House race Tuesday night.

Democrat Reggie Thomas will replace former Democratic Sen. Kathy Stein who resigned her 13th District seat in Lexington after being appointed to a judicial position.

With all precincts reporting, Thomas had 4,040 votes to 2,617 for independent Richard Moloney and 851 for Republican Michael Johnson.

Republican Suzanne Miles of Owensboro held a narrow lead Tuesday night over Democrat Kim Humphrey of Morganfield for state representative in western Kentucky's 7th District.

With all precincts reporting, Miles had 3,548 votes to Humphrey's 3,436. Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said a recanvass will be requested.

The winner of that race will replace Democratic state Rep. John Arnold of Sturgis.

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