Candidates Set In Eastern Ky. Special Senate Election

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - Two candidates from Hazard will meet in a special election for a state Senate seat in eastern Kentucky left open by Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo.

On Saturday Democrats nominated Scott Alexander, a former state representative, to run for the 30th Senate District seat, which represents Bell, Harlan, Leslie and Perry counties.

Alexander will compete for the Senate opening against state Rep. Brandon Smith, who received the GOP nomination Friday, The Lexington Herald Leader reported.

The special election is Feb. 5.

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