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Wed November 7, 2012
GOP Maintains Majority In State Senate
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers has won re-election, putting him in line as a possible successor to David Williams as the Senate's next top leader.
Stivers, a Manchester Republican, easily defeated Democrat Ralph Hoskins in Tuesday's election in their eastern Kentucky district.
Stivers has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Williams as Senate president. Williams resigned from the Senate recently to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.
Republican Damon Thayer will return to represent Kentucky’s 17th District, Democrat Julian Carroll keeps his seat in the 7th District. He defeated Republican Frank Haynes. Carroll is a former Kentucky governor.
Republicans now hold 23 of 38 seats in the State Senate.