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Incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) and his top challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes both cruised to victory in the Primary Election Tuesday.
The two will battle in one of the country's most hotly contested elections this November.
In Shelby County, incumbent State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) held onto his seat, dominating challenger Tony "Gary" McCurdy with 87 percent of the local vote and more than 80 percent throughout the district. Hornback has no competition in the November election.
In the magesterial races, incumbent Republican Micheal Riggs held onto his seat in District 2. Riggs has no competition in November.
In District 3, Mike Miller rolled up 70 percent of the vote to win the Republican nomination. Danny Eades won the District 7 Republican nomination over Doug Butler and Stephen McGill.
In the Republican Primary for Sheriff, Stuart Shirley took almost 41 percent of the vote to take the nomination. He will run against incumbent Democrat Mike Armstrong in November.
In the 53rd District Family Court Judge nonpartisan primary, Marie Hellard was second in Shelby County but first in the 3-county district with more than 45 percent of the vote. She will face incumbent John David Myles in November. Myles was second in the primary with 30 percent of the vote.