LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The former newspaper publisher defeated two challengers in Tuesday's election - Republican Vickie Yates Glisson and Libertarian Gregory Boles. Yarmuth was first elected to Congress in 2006 in the Louisville-area district.

Yarmuth has cruised to re-election victories but faced his most serious challenge from Glisson, who formerly served as Kentucky's top-ranking health official in Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. During her tenure, Glisson led the state's effort to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

Yarmuth has said he is in line to become House Budget Committee chairman if Democrats take control of a majority of seats in the House.