The treasurer's race was the most crowded primary field of candidates for a statewide office this year in Kentucky.
Ball, a Prestonsburg attorney, will face Democratic state Rep. Ball defeated Lexington attorney Jon Larson and state Rep. Ball says she would apply conservative principles to the office that balances the state's checkbook and handles other financial duties.
She says she would work to connect more Kentuckians with their unclaimed property, another role of the treasurer.
James Comer said Tuesday night that he would seek a recanvass. Matt Bevin delivered a speech to his supporters Tuesday night thanking everyone for their support.
Unofficial returns showed him in a virtual tie with businessman Matt Bevin. He also congratulated Jack Conway on his win and said he looks forward to running against the Democrat in the fall.
Kentucky's Republican primary for governor is too close to call Candidates Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T.
Scott waged a furious campaign in an unusually crowded field for a Republican primary in a state that has long been dominated by Democrats.
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The campaign was overshadowed by allegations from a former girlfriend that Comer had emotionally and physically abused her while the two dated in college more than two decades ago. Ryan Quarles has claimed the Republican nomination for Kentucky agriculture commissioner. Richard Heath of Mayfield in Tuesday's primary, which pitted candidates with rural pedigrees. Quarles advances to a general election matchup against Democrat Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, who was unopposed in the primary.
The agriculture commissioner runs the Department of Agriculture.
Heiner conceded on Tuesday night, congratulating Bevin, and Scott lagged far behind the other three.
But Comer and Bevin were locked in a virtual tie with nearly all precincts reporting. Ryan Quarles wins GOP nomination for ag commissioner State Rep.
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