Midterm elections results: Kentucky re-elects Republican to House in first result

Mr Roger has been reelected to represent Kentucky’s 5th district in the House of Representatives.

The announcement was made just 40 minutes after polls in Kentucky closed.

Mr Rogers defeated Democratic rival Kenneth Stepp, who he’s beaten before, to retain the seat.

He was first elected to it in 1981, making him Kentucky’s longest-serving Republican official at the federal level.

Previously he served as House Appropriations Committee chairman.

Republicans currently control most of Kentucky, but a blue Democrat wave could bring some surprises, as the opposition party aim to take control of the House of Representatives.

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