Frankfort, KY – For the first time since 1921, the GOP has taken control of the House of representatives in Kentucky.
From the Courier Journal:
The Republican Party took over the last Democratic bastion in the south Tuesday, winning control of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and winning it by a wide margin.
Among Democrats to fall under the Republican onslaught was House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who for more than 30 years has been a Democratic power in Frankfort. Stumbo was defeated in his bid for re-election to the House’s 95th District Tuesday by Republican challenger Larry Brown.
Stumbo appeared to be swept up in a powerful pro-Republican trend that also resulted in big GOP victories in several other Eastern Kentucky House races – a trend that made certain the Republican Party will take control of the Kentucky House for the first time in nearly 100 years when the General Assembly convenes in January.