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Race for state House seat gets expensive

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The race for a House seat representing Kentucky 56th District is getting pricey.

The Courier-Journal reports the three candidates have so far raised a combined total of $147,000 for the seat of Democrat Carl Rollins, who stepped down after being named as head of the state student financial aid agency.

In contrast, Rollins and his opponent raised a combined total of $96,000 for the 2012 general election campaign.

A special election for the seat that includes Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin is set for June 25. The candidates vying for the seat are Democrat James Kay, Republican Lyen Crews and independent John-Mark Hack.

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