Hicks claims Dem nomination for House seat; will face Barr

Josh Hicks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Josh Hicks has claimed the Democratic nomination for a Kentucky congressional seat, setting up a fall match-up against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr. Hicks is a Marine veteran who switched parties after growing disillusioned with Republican policies he saw as favoring the wealthy. A week after the state’s primary election, Hicks was declared the winner Tuesday over Daniel Kemph in the Democratic contest in the 6th District. Election officials needed days to count ballots after the state switched to widespread absentee voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. The election results Tuesday decided the outcome of races for federal, state legislative and local offices.