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Jamie Comer swearing in ceremony likely Mon 14 Nov 2016
Tompkinsville candidate receives overwhelming endorsement in home county, very impressive support in Adair and Districtwide
"As for our country - now we must work harder than ever to make sure ALL voices are heard. This was a long, tough election on everyone. - TIFFANY KESSLER
By Ed Waggener
Tiffany Kessler, in response to a request, said that she should know later in the day the details of Jamie Comer officially taking office as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's First Congressional District. From what she can determine now, it will be on Monday, November 14, 2016.
The new United States Representative got 98% of the vote in Monroe County, his home, she said. That figure may have eclipsed the percentages racked up by the late Rep. Tim Lee Carter, the last Monroe Countian to hold be in the U.S. Congress. At that time Monroe County was in the Fifth Congressional District.
In Adair County, Comer received 82.23% of the vote for the unexpired term created by the early resignation of former 1st District Congressman Ed Whitfield. By winning this election, Rep. Comer will take office early and will gain a term's worth of seniority over other freshmen U.S. Representatives.
In the race for a full term, Comer polled an even higher percentage in Adair County, 82.43%, with 6,443 votes, to opponent Samuel L. Gaskins' 17.57%, 1,373 votes.
District wide, Comer received 72.64% of the vote total, with 216,957 votes, to 27.63% for Samuel Gaskins, who received 81,710 votes in the race for the full term.Percentages are similar for the unexpired term, but, with slightly lower vote totals for both candidates.
"As for our country - now we must work harder than ever to make sure ALL voices are heard. This was a long, tough election on everyone," Tiffany Kessler said.
Kessler is expected to have a major role for Representative-Elect Comer. That will be announced when the appropriate time comes.
This story was posted on 2016-11-09 06:22:45
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