In a victory speech, McGarvey touted his ability to cross the aisle in the Republican-dominated state General Assembly.
The Bluegrass State hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since Wendell Ford in 1992.
The Kentucky result bucked the state’s Republican-led Legislature.
If Republicans take control of the Senate, Boozman is in line to chair the powerful Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee.
The state’s GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps.
Sanders defeated Democratic nominee Chris Jones in the race for Governor in her predominantly Republican home state.
Strong is chairman of the Madison County Commission and a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician.
She will be the first Republican woman to hold one of the state’s Senate seats and the state’s first elected female Senator.
‘Folks, there’s no doubt that the best is yet to come because we all know there’s no step too high for a high stepper.’