Republican Rogers wins House race in Kentucky in first call of US midterm election

Voters fill in their ballots for the midterm election at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond, Kentucky, US, on Nov 6, 2018.
Voters fill in their ballots for the midterm election at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond, Kentucky, US, on Nov 6, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Republican Representative Hal Rogers, former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, won Kentucky's 5th Congressional District seat, where he's served since 1981, the Associated Press projected.

He defeated Democrat Kenneth Stepp, which was widely expected.