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Democratic Kentucky House Member Switching Parties

Nov 19, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

A Kentucky state House representative says he has switched parties and will run for re-election as a Republican.  Rep. Denver Butler filed for re-election on Thursday as a Republican, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. His switch means Republicans are just four seats short of a majority, something they have not had in nearly a century. Kentucky is the only southern state to have a Democratic controlled House of Representatives.