By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Tompkinsville insurance man Bart Rowland will be the Republican nominee for a House seat left vacant when former Representative James Comer was elected state agriculture commissioner.

Rowland was nominated Thursday evening by the Republican executive committees of Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe and Monroe counties.

The special election is set for February 7.

Democrats are scheduled to select their nominee on Monday. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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