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Democrat Karen Berg wins special election to succeed state Sen. Ernie Harris

Berg defeated Republican Bill Ferk to succeed Sen. Ernie Harris in representing Kentucky's 26th Senate District.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Democrat Karen Berg has won the special election for Kentucky's 26th Senate District.

After all votes in Oldham and Jefferson County were announced, the State Senator-elect defeated Republican Bill Ferko 58% to 42%.

Berg will succeed Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, who announced he would retire after 25 years in office. 

The Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Ben Self congratulated Berg, saying her win was a "clear sign that Kentucky voters are tired of the divisiveness of the @KYGOP."

Berg previously lost to Harris in 2018. For more election results, click here.

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