Andy Barr wins Kentucky GOP primary

Rep. Andy BarrAndy BarrRepublicans press Biden administration to maintain sanctions against Taliban World Bank suspends aid to Afghanistan after Taliban takeover GOP lawmaker aims to block Taliban from accessing international funds MORE won the Republican primary in Kentucky’s 6th District on Tuesday as he looks to win a fifth term in the House. 

Barr, a prominent supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE, won with 94 percent of the vote, prevailing over Republican rivals Chuck Eddy and Geoff Young with 25 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

In 2018, he staved off Democrat Amy McGrath, winning reelection by 3 points. The Cook Political Report rates the race as “likely Republican.” 

Barr's wife, Carol Barr, 39, died unexpectedly last week of natural causes in the lead-up to the primary. 

The state's primary, originally scheduled for May 19, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kentucky is one of many states to see a surge in mail-in ballots as a side effect of the pandemic.