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Bellwether Kentucky, Indiana House races split

(AllPolitics, November 4) -- Six House races in Kentucky and Indiana that analysts were watching Tuesday as possible indicators of a national trend ended in a partisan draw.

Three of the races went to incumbents who were relative short-timers -- two Republicans and one Democrat -- while two Democrats and one Republican picked up the other three, all open seats. The races attracted attention because they were close ones in states whose polls were first to close, at 6 p.m. ET.

In Indiana's 8th congressional district, incumbent Republican John Hostettler, a two-term congressman from Wadesville, prevailed over Democrat Gail Riecken, a real estate broker in Evansville and a member of the Evansville City Council.

In Indiana's 10th, which includes Indianapolis, one-term incumbent Democrat Julia Carson held off Republican Gary Hofmeister, a jeweler by trade who has never held office.

To the south, in Louisville, one-term incumbent Republican Anne Northup held onto Kentucky's 3rd congressional district against Democrat Chris Gorman, a former state attorney general.

Democrat Baron Hill, a member of the state House, picked up Indiana's 9th for the Democrats, defeating Republican Jean Leising, a state senator. They were vying for the seat left open by the retirement of Democrat Lee Hamilton.

Democrat Ken Lucas prevailed in Kentucky's 4th, left open as Republican Rep. Jim Bunning ran for the Senate. Lucas, a financial planner and university regent, defeated Republican Gex "Jay" Williams, also a financial consultant and a veteran of the state legislature. Both candidates offered conservative appeal.

Finally, Republican Ernie Fletcher won in Kentucky's 6th congressional district, which encompasses Lexington and Frankfort. Fletcher, a physician who formerly served in the state House, previously ran for Congress in 1996. This time he defeated Democrat Ernesto Scorsone, a state senator. The House seat was left open as Democrat Rep. Scotty Baesler ran for the Senate.

Congressional Quarterly contributed to this report



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