Unlike many folks at the party for Rep. Ben Chandler at Busters in Lexington, Geoff Reed, Chandler’s senior advisor, said he thought Chandler would have a decisive victory early in the night.
“I think we’ll know something in an hour or so,” Reed said at 8 p.m. “The process seems to be going well.”
Reed said the campaign was pleased by Chandler’s margin of victory in Fayette County.
“We thought we’d win by two or three points, and we’re winning by five or six,” he said.
Although some news outlets were reporting Barr ahead in the district, Reed said they would wait to see results from the important counties of Franklin and Madison, with strong Democratic populations.
Chandler, meanwhile, was watching returns at home in Versailles, and Reed said he would not show up at Busters until the race was decided.