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Rep. Andy Barr beats back Democratic challenge in Kentucky

Rep. Andy Barr beats back Democratic challenge in Kentucky
© Greg Nash

Rep. Andy BarrAndy BarrHouse Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Energy issues rule allowing companies to develop own efficiency tests for products | GOP lawmakers push back on Federal Reserve's climate risk efforts GOP lawmakers push back on Federal Reserve's climate risk efforts MORE (R-Ky.) is projected to win reelection in a closely watched race for a seat targeted by Democrats for a takeover.

The Associated Press called the race for Barr shortly after 9 p.m. ET.

Barr is projected to win his fourth term representing a swath of Kentucky including Lexington and Frankfort, fending off Democratic challenger Josh Hicks, an attorney and retired Marine.

Barr was favored to hold on to his seat despite Democratic inroads in other GOP-learning urban and suburban districts. He is the top Republican on the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.