2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky

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The 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect the six U.S. representatives from the state of Kentucky, one from each of the state's six congressional districts. The elections will coincide with other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

District 1

2022 Kentucky's 1st congressional district election

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  James Comer official congressional photo.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee James Comer Jimmy Ausbrooks
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Representative

James Comer
Republican



The 1st district takes in Western Kentucky, including Paducah, Hopkinsville, Murray, and Henderson. The incumbent is Republican James Comer, who was re-elected with 75.0% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
  • James Comer, incumbent U.S. Representative[2]
Withdrawn
  • David Sharp, former chair of the Hopkins County Republican Party[3] (running for state representative)[4]

Endorsements

James Comer
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
  • Jimmy Ausbrooks[6]

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid R January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid R February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid R April 5, 2022
RCP[11] Safe R June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid R July 11, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid R July 20, 2022
538[14] Solid R June 30, 2022

Results

2022 Kentucky's 1st congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer (incumbent)
Democratic Jimmy Ausbrooks
Write-in
Total votes

District 2

2022 Kentucky's 2nd congressional district election

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Nominee Brett Guthrie Hank Linderman
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Representative

Brett Guthrie
Republican



The 2nd district encompasses west-central Kentucky, taking in Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown. The incumbent is Republican Brett Guthrie, who was re-elected with 70.9% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary

Endorsements

Brett Guthrie
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent) 52,265 78.1
Republican Lee Watts 11,996 17.9
Republican Brent Feher 2,681 4.0
Total votes 66,942 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary

Results

Democratic primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hank Linderman 20,174 58.2
Democratic William Compton 14,465 41.8
Total votes 34,639 100.0

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid R January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid R February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid R April 5, 2022
RCP[11] Safe R June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid R July 11, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid R July 20, 2022
538[14] Solid R June 30, 2022

Results

2022 Kentucky's 2nd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Guthrie (incumbent)
Democratic Hank Linderman
Write-in
Total votes

District 3

2022 Kentucky's 3rd congressional district election

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  Morgan McGarvey.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Morgan McGarvey Stuart Ray
Party Democratic Republican

Incumbent U.S. Representative

John Yarmuth
Democratic



The 3rd district encompasses nearly all of Louisville Metro, which, since the merger of 2003, is consolidated with Jefferson County, though other incorporated cities, such as Shively and St. Matthews, exist within the county. The incumbent is Democrat John Yarmuth, who was re-elected with 62.7% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
State representative Attica Scott from Louisville
Declined

Endorsements

Morgan McGarvey
U.S. representatives
Organizations
Attica Scott
Organizations

Debates and forums

2022 KY-03 Democratic primary debates and forums
No. Date Host Moderator Link Participants
 P  Participant   A  Absent   N  Non-invitee   I  Invitee W  Withdrawn
McGarvey Scott
1[35] May 11, 2022 The Louisville Forum Joe Arnold Youtube P P

Results

Democratic primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Morgan McGarvey 52,157 63.3
Democratic Attica Scott 30,183 36.7
Total votes 82,340 100.0

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
  • Daniel Cobble[6]
  • Mike Craven[6]
  • Justin Gregory[6]
  • Darien Moreno, tax preparer[6]
  • Rhonda Palazzo[6]
  • Gregory Puccetti[6]
Disqualified
Declined

Results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stuart Ray 9,703 29.5
Republican Rhonda Palazzo 9,645 29.4
Republican Mike Craven 6,488 19.7
Republican Gregory Puccetti 2,980 9.1
Republican Daniel Cobble 1,539 4.7
Republican Justin Gregory 1,293 3.9
Republican Darien Moreno 1,212 3.7
Total votes 32,860 100.0

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid D January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid D February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe D January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid D April 5, 2022
RCP[11] Safe D June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid D August 22, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid D August 27, 2022
538[14] Solid D June 30, 2022

Endorsements

Morgan McGarvey (D)
U.S. representatives
Statewide officials
Organizations

Results

2022 Kentucky's 3rd congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Morgan McGarvey
Republican Stuart Ray
Write-in
Total votes

District 4

2022 Kentucky's 4th congressional district election

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Nominee Thomas Massie Matthew Lehman
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Representative

Thomas Massie
Republican



The 4th district is located in the northeastern part of the state along the Ohio River, including the suburbs of Cincinnati and a small part of Louisville. The incumbent is Republican Thomas Massie, who was re-elected with 67.1% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
  • Alyssa Dara McDowell[42]
  • George Washington[43]
  • Claire Wirth, real estate developer[44][18]

Endorsements

Thomas Massie
U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
  • Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky[45][better source needed]
Organizations
Claire Wirth
Individuals

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Thomas
Massie
Alyssa Dara
McDowell
George
Washington
Claire
Wirth
Undecided
Public Opinion Strategies (R)[A] April 28 – May 1, 2022 300 (LV) ± 5.7% 66% 2% 4% 9% 19%

Results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie (incumbent) 50,301 75.2
Republican Claire Wirth 10,521 15.7
Republican Alyssa Dara McDowell 3,446 5.2
Republican George Washington 2,606 3.9
Total votes 66,874 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
  • Matthew Lehman[6]

Endorsements

Matthew Lehman
Statewide officials
Organizations

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid R January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid R February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid R April 5, 2022
RCP[11] Safe R June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid R July 11, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid R July 20, 2022
538[14] Solid R June 30, 2022

Results

2022 Kentucky's 4th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Massie (incumbent)
Democratic Matthew Lehman
Independent Ethan Osborne
Write-in
Total votes

District 5

2022 Kentucky's 5th congressional district election

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  Hal Rogers Official Photo 2010.JPG 3x4.svg
Nominee Hal Rogers Conor Halbleib
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Representative

Hal Rogers
Republican



The 5th district is based in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. The incumbent is Republican Hal Rogers, who was re-elected with 84.2% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
  • Richard Van Dam, physician[50]
  • Jeannette Andrews, accountant[6]
  • Gerardo Serrano, farmer and activist[6]
  • Brandon Monhollen, transportation manager[6]

Endorsements

Hal Rogers
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Primary results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent) 77,050 82.6
Republican Gerardo Serrano 5,460 5.8
Republican Jeannette Andrews 4,160 4.5
Republican Brandon Monhollen 3,831 4.1
Republican Richard Van Dam 2,784 3.0
Total votes 93,285 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
  • Conor Halbleib[6]

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid R January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid R February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid R April 5, 2022
RCP[11] Safe R June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid R July 11, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid R July 20, 2022
538[14] Solid R June 30, 2022

Results

2022 Kentucky's 5th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers (incumbent)
Democratic Conor Halbleib
Write-in
Total votes

District 6

2022 Kentucky's 6th congressional district election

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  Andy Barr 116th Congress.jpg GeoffreyMYoung.JPG
Nominee Andy Barr Geoff Young
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent U.S. Representative

Andy Barr
Republican



The 6th district is located in central Kentucky, taking in Lexington, Richmond, and Frankfort. The incumbent is Republican Andy Barr, who was re-elected with 57.3% of the vote in 2020.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee
  • Andy Barr, incumbent U.S. Representative[6]
Eliminated in primary
  • Derek Petteys, flooring contractor and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020[6]

Endorsements

Andy Barr
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Organizations

Results

Republican primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent) 47,660 87.8
Republican Derek Petteys 6,593 12.2
Total votes 54,253 100.0

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee
Eliminated in primary
  • Christopher Preece, educator[52]

Endorsements

Christopher Preece

Results

Democratic primary results[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Geoff Young 25,722 51.7
Democratic Christopher Preece 24,007 48.3
Total votes 49,729 100.0

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Solid R January 24, 2022
Inside Elections[8] Solid R February 22, 2022
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R January 26, 2022
Politico[10] Solid R May 23, 2022
RCP[11] Safe R June 9, 2022
Fox News[12] Solid R July 11, 2022
DDHQ[13] Solid R July 20, 2022
538[14] Solid R June 30, 2022

Results

2022 Kentucky's 6th congressional district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Barr (incumbent)
Democratic Geoff Young
Write-in
Total votes

Notes

  1. ^ Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan clients
  1. ^ This poll was sponsored by Massie's campaign

References

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External links

Official campaign websites for 1st district candidates
  • Jimmy Ausbrooks (D) for Congress
  • James Comer (R) for Congress
Official campaign website for 2nd district candidate
  • Brett Guthrie (R) for Congress
  • Hank Linderman (D) for Congress
Official campaign website for 3rd district candidate
  • Morgan McGarvey (D) for Congress
  • Stuart Ray (R) for Congress
Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates
  • Matthew Lehman (D) for Congress
  • Thomas Massie (R) for Congress
Official campaign websites for 5th district candidates
  • Conor Halbleib (D) for Congress
  • Hal Rogers (R) for Congress
Official campaign websites for 6th district candidates
  • Andy Barr (R) for Congress
  • Geoff Young (D) for Congress
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