As the Blue Grass State candidate filing period closed yesterday, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Louisville) drew surprising opposition. Kentucky Health and Family Services Secretary Vicky Yates Brown Glisson (R) will challenge the Congressman in the state’s lone Democratic congressional seat. The 3rd District encompasses the greater Louisville metropolitan area, and voted for Hillary Clinton with a 55-40% margin. Rep. Yarmuth begins this race as a strong favorite for re-election, since redistricting made this seat safely Democratic in 2011. He was first elected in 2006, defeating veteran Republican incumbent Anne Northup (R-Louisville), and has averaged 61% of the vote in his succeeding five re-election campaigns.
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