First winner declared in 2018 midterms

Republican Rep. Hal Rogers cruised to a 20th term in Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District on Tuesday night, making him the first winner of the 2018 midterm elections.

Rogers dealt a swift blow to his Democratic opponent, Kenneth Stepp, whom he’s run against before.

Polls closed in the Bluegrass State at 6 p.m. and Rogers was declared the winner less than 40 minutes later.

The former House Appropriations Committee chairman was first elected in 1981. He is Kentucky’s longest-serving Republican official at the federal level.

With Post wires

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