Last updated: May 18, 2022 at 2:51 p.m. ET

2022 Kentucky primary elections results

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) faces a primary challenge but is expected to cruise to victory. The most competitive contest in Kentucky is for retiring Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth’s Louisville-based seat, where two liberal state legislators are vying to replace him in a district left largely intact during redistricting.

Senate

Republican primary

Republican primary

Paul is projected to win. An estimated 98 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.

incumbent Rand Paul

incumbent Paul

332,84586.3%
Valerie Fredrick Fredrick 13,9653.6
Paul Hamilton Hamilton 13,4893.5
Arnold Blankenship Blankenship 10,0822.6
Tami Stainfield Stainfield 9,4332.4
John Schiess Schiess 5,6571.5
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An estimated 98% of votes have been counted.

Democratic primary

Democratic primary

Booker is projected to win. An estimated 99 percent of votes have been counted.

Votes received and percentages of total vote
CandidateVotesPct.
Charles Booker Booker 214,06073.2%
Joshua Blanton Blanton 30,94310.6
John Merrill Merrill 29,0759.9
Ruth Gao Gao 18,1716.2
An estimated 99% of votes have been counted.

House

The Post estimated the lean of 2022 congressional districts using 2020 presidential results by precinct from Decision Desk HQ and estimates where actual votes at the precinct level were unavailable. Districts classified as ‘Strong Biden’ and ‘Strong Trump’ show where a candidate is estimated to have won by 15 percentage points or more. ‘Lean Biden’ and ‘Lean Trump’ districts had estimated vote margins between five and 15 points. ‘Close’ districts show an estimated margin within five points.

By: Lenny Bronner, Holden Foreman, Dylan Freedman, Chloe Langston, Emily Liu, Brittany Renee Mayes, Anthony Pesce, Erik Reyna and Ashlyn Still