|Kentucky's 3rd congressional district|
Kentucky's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It encompasses almost all of Louisville Metro, which, since the merger of 2003, is consolidated with Jefferson County, though other incorporated cities exist within the county, such as Shively and St. Matthews. The far southeast reaches of Louisville Metro are part of the 4th congressional district.
The district's character is very different from the rest of Kentucky. It is entirely contained within Jefferson County, and in contrast to the rest of the state, it is urban and leans Democratic. It has the highest percentage of African Americans in the state, who are concentrated in and near Louisville. It is a cosmopolitan, diverse district, with major businesses, health care organizations and universities.
As of September 2013, there were 518,028 registered voters: 305,121 (58.90%) Democrats, 166,271 (32.10%) Republicans, and 46,636 (9.00%) "Others". All of the "Others" included 35,209 (6.80%) unclassified Others, 10,528 (2.03%) Independents, 678 (0.13%) Libertarians, 177 (0.03%) Greens, 28 (0.0054%) Constitutionalists, 3 (0.0005%) Reforms, and 13 (0.0025%) Socialist Workers.
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.
Recent presidential elections
|Election results from presidential races|
|2000||President||Gore 50 - 48%|
|2004||President||Kerry 51 - 49%|
|2008||President||Obama 56 - 43%|
|2012||President||Obama 56 - 43%|
|2016||President||Clinton 55 - 40%|
|2020||President||Biden 60 - 38%|
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||Anne Northup (Incumbent)||118,228||51.61|
|Republican||Anne Northup (Incumbent)||197,736||60.26|
|Libertarian||George C. Dick||6,363||1.94|
|Republican||Anne Northup (Incumbent)||116,555||48.18|
|Libertarian||Donna Walker Mancini||2,134||0.88|
|Constitution||W. Ed Parker||774||0.32|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||203,843||59.37|
|Libertarian||Ed Martin||Republican sued; votes not counted||0.00|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||139,940||54.68|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||206,385||63.96|
|Independent||Robert L. DeVore, Jr.||4.819||1.49|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||157,056||63.5|
|Independent||Gregory Peter Puccetti||2,318||0.9|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||212,401||63.5|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||173,002||62.1|
|Republican||Vickie Yates Glisson||101,930||36.6|
|Democratic||John Yarmuth (Incumbent)||230,672||62.7|
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