Robert Goforth wins special election for Ky. House seat

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Republican Robert Goforth wins the special election for the 8th House District seat in the Kentucky legislature.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the results Tuesday evening, with Goforth acquiring 2,809 votes, while Democratic challenger Kelly Smith had 1,399 votes.

Goforth won Jackson County 1,320-225, and he won Laurel County 538-146. Smith won in Madison County 1,028-951.

Goforth will replace Marie Rader, who resigned from the seat on Dec. 31 due to health reasons.

Election results will be certified next Tuesday.

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