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Comer wins Kentucky ag commissioner race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Republican James Comer has defeated
Democrat Bob Farmer in the race for Kentucky agriculture
commissioner.

With 53 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Comer had
263,632, or 61 percent of the vote, to Farmer's 169,018, or 39
percent.

Comer says he received a lot of support from Democrats who were
attracted to his experience as a beef cattle farmer and state
legislator. He spent a half-million dollars in the campaign's
closing days on a statewide ad campaign against Farmer, a marketing specialist from Louisville.

One Comer ad featured an old Farmer stand-up comedy routine that
poked fun at eastern Kentucky residents. The ad said Farmer
"insults Kentuckians."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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