LOUISVILLE — Democratic Sen. Wendell H. Ford coasted to an easy third-term victory, while former major-league pitcher Jim Bunning won election to Congress as a Republican.
Ford, a former governor, defeated Republican Jackson M. Andrews, a Louisville attorney whose only election victory in four tries came in the May primary.
With 100% of the votes tallied, Ford had 499,162, or 74%, while Andrews had 172,763, or 26%.
Voters in the 4th District chose Bunning, a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and the Detroit Tigers who was the GOP's 1983 gubernatorial candidate, over Terry L. Mann, a Democratic state representative, for the seat of retiring GOP Rep. M. Gene Snyder.
With 419 of 428 precincts reporting, Bunning had 65,475 votes, or 56%, while Mann had 52,467, or 44%.
The state's congressional lineup of four Democrats and three Republicans remains unchanged. Roman Mazzoli, one of the chief sponsors of the immigration reform bill signed into law last month, was reelected.