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Andy Barr wins Kentucky GOP primary

Rep. Andy BarrAndy BarrRep. Andy Barr beats back Democratic challenge in Kentucky Reclaiming the American Dream Powell, Mnuchin stress limits of current emergency lending programs 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 John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden 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.