Beshear calls special election to replace Davis

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Associated Press

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 17 at 8:02 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear has scheduled a special election to replace former Republican U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis for Nov. 6 — the same day as the general election.

That means big savings for taxpayers in the 4th District.

Lynn Zellen, spokeswoman for the secretary of state's office, said holding the special congressional election on a separate day could have cost as much as $500,000.

Waiting until Nov. 6 also means 4th District residents will be without a congressman for a while longer.

Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson announced the special election on Friday.

Republican Thomas Massie, a tea party favorite, is running against Democrat Bill Adkins, a lawyer from northern Kentucky.

Davis resigned in July, citing a family health issue. He had already taken himself out of the running for re-election.

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