Kentucky's 1st congressional district

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Kentucky's 1st congressional district
Kentucky US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
Kentucky's 1st congressional district - since January 3, 2013.d
Representative
  James Comer
RTompkinsville
Distribution
  • 36.88% urban
  • 63.12% rural
Population (2019)717,704[1]
Median income$46,999[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+23[3]

Kentucky's 1st congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The district is in the western part of the state. The cities in the district are Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Paducah and Murray. There are more people who like the Democratic Party then the Republican Party but the people who live in the district vote for more Republicans than Democrats. The district is currently represented in the United States House of Representatives by James Comer.

Election history[change | change source]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 58 - 40%
2004 President Bush 63 - 36%
2008 President McCain 62 - 37%
2012 President Romney 66 - 32%
2016 President Trump 72 - 24%
2020 President Trump 73 - 25%

2000[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2000)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 132,115 58.00
Democratic Brian Roy 95,806 42.000
Total votes 227,921 100.00
Republican hold

2002[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 117,600 65.26
Democratic Klint Alexander 62,617 34.74
Total votes 180,217 100.00
Republican hold

2004[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 175,972 67.37
Democratic Billy Cartwright 85,229 32.63
Total votes 261,201 100.00
Republican hold

2006[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 123,618 59.58
Democratic Tom Barlow 83,865 40.42
Total votes 207,483 100.00
Republican hold

2008[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 178,107 64.35
Democratic Heather Ryan 98,674 35.65
Total votes 276,781 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold

2010[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 153,519 71.25
Democratic Charles K. Hatchett 61,690 28.75
Total votes 215,209 100.00
Republican hold

2012[change | change source]

Kentucky's 1st Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield* 199,956 69.63
Democratic Charles K. Hatchett 87,199 30.37
Total votes 287,155 100.00
Republican hold

2014[change | change source]

2014 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Whitfield (incumbent) 173,022 73.1
Democratic Charles Kendall Hatchett 63,596 26.9
Total votes 236,618 100.0
Republican hold

2016[change | change source]

2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer 216,959 72.6
Democratic Sam Gaskins 81,710 27.3
Independent Terry McIntosh (write-in) 332 0.1
Total votes 299,001 100.0
Republican hold

2018[change | change source]

2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer (incumbent) 172,167 68.6
Democratic Paul Walker 78,849 31.4
Total votes 251,016 100.0
Republican hold

2020[change | change source]

2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Comer (incumbent) 246,329 75.0
Democratic James Rhodes 82,141 25.0
Total votes 328,470 100.0
Republican hold

References[change | change source]

  1. Bureau, Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  2. Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. Geography, US Census Bureau. "Congressional Districts Relationship Files (state-based)". www.census.gov. Archived from the original on 2017-07-17. Retrieved 2018-02-11.