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Kentucky 3rd District


Anne Northup

Anne Northup (R)

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John Yarmuth*

John Yarmuth* (D)*

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Kentucky Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans Dem

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
Senate Race: Lunsford (D) vs. McConnell (R)*
Competitive House Races:

Key 2006 State Races:
KY-3 | KY-4

2004 Senate: Mongiardo (D) vs. Bunning (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleNorthup (R)Yarmuth (D)Spread
SurveyUSA10/21 - 10/22612 LV4157Yarmuth +16
SurveyUSA10/14 - 10/15613 LV4157Yarmuth +16
SurveyUSA9/5 - 9/7646 LV4553Yarmuth +8
SurveyUSA7/18 - 7/20621 LV4353Yarmuth +10
SurveyUSA6/6 - 6/8646 LV4057Yarmuth +17

Previous Election Results

2006: Yarmuth (D) 51, Northup (R) 48
2004: Northup (R) 60, Miller (D) 38
2002: Northup (R) 52, Conway 48

2004: Kerry (D) 51, Bush (R) 49
2000: Gore (D) 50, Bush (R) 48

Race Summary

It may have been a bigger surprise when John Yarmuth, then a newspaper publisher and columnist, won the Democratic primary in 2006 rather than his general election victory over congresswoman Anne Northup (R). The five-term Republican, who missed six weeks of campaigning that year following the death of her son, was an annual target in this Democratic-leaning district but returns this year to win back her seat.

All Commentary & News Stories

- Northup, Yarmuth Clash in Debate - Louisville Courier-Journal

- Northup, Yarmuth Highlight Differences - Louisville Courier-Journal

- Northup Faces Uphill Battle to Regain House Seat - Louisville Courier-Journal