Democrat Linda Belcher took another win for Democrats in a Kentucky special election on Tuesday. Belcher reclaimed a rural district in the state House of Representatives that Donald Trump won by 49 points in 2016.
Belcher took back the Bullitt County district by a more than two-to-one margin, beating her Republican opponent Rebecca Johnson 68-32.
OFFICIAL RESULTS in KY 49th House District Special Election:
— Alison L. Grimes (@KySecofState) February 21, 2018
The special election held in the state’s House District 49 was due to the death of former state Rep. Dan Johnson (R), who killed himself in December after he was accused of sexual abuse.
Johnson’s widow, Rebecca Johnson, announced her run less than 24 hours after his death.
Belcher’s win falls in line in a series of wins by Democrats in special elections in the past year.
Democrats are building a momentum and are optimistic that they can take back the House and the Senate in the midterm elections later this year.
Republicans themselves have expressed their worry of losing in the upcoming election.