|Kentucky's 2nd congressional district|
Kentucky's 2nd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in west central Kentucky, the district includes Bowling Green, Owensboro, and Elizabethtown. The district has not seen an incumbent defeated since 1884.
The district is similar in character to the 1st district. While Democrats still hold most local offices in the district, they tend to be very conservative on social issues, a trend that leads them to vote Republican in most national elections.
As of June 2016, there were 532,145 registered voters: 267,853 (50.33%) Democrats, 222,631 (41.84%) Republicans, and 29,501 (5.54%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 11,071 (2.08%) Independents, 843 (0.16%) Libertarians, 146 (0.02%) Greens, 65 (0.01%) Constitutionalists, 16 (0.003%) Reforms, and 19 (0.003%) Socialists.
Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky did not track party affiliation for registered voters who were neither Democratic nor Republican. The Kentucky voter registration card does not explicitly list anything other than Democratic Party, Republican Party, or Other, with the "Other" option having a blank line and no instructions on how to register as something else.
Kentucky counties within the 2nd congressional district: Barren, Boyle, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Jessamine (partial), LaRue, Meade, Mercer, Nelson, Spencer (partial), Warren, Washington (partial)
Recent presidential elections
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Bush 62 - 37%|
|2004||President||Bush 65 - 34%|
|2008||President||McCain 61 - 38%|
|2012||President||Romney 63 - 35%|
|2016||President||Trump 68 - 27%|
|2020||President||Trump 67 - 30%|
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||Ron Lewis (Incumbent)||122,773||69.64%|
|Democratic||David Lynn Williams||51,431||29.17%|
|Libertarian||Robert Guy Dyer||2,084||1.18%|
|Republican||Ron Lewis (Incumbent)||185,394||67.92%|
|Republican||Ron Lewis (Incumbent)||118,548||55.41%|
|Democratic||David E. Boswell||143,379||47.43%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||155,906||67.89%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||181,508||64.30%|
|Democratic||David Lynn Williams||89,541||31.72%|
|Independent||Andrew R. Beacham||6,304||2.23%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||156,936||69.19%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||251,823||100.00%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (Incumbent)||171,700||66.7%|
|Republican||Brett Guthrie (incumbent)||255,735||70.9|
|Libertarian||Robert Lee Perry||7,588||2.1|
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