Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District

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Kentucky's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in the heart of Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky, the rural district is one of the most impoverished districts in the nation and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, it has the largest percentage of Whites/Caucasians in the nation. Located within the district are the cities of Pikeville, Middlesborough, and Somerset. This area is one of the few ancestrally Republican regions south of the Ohio River. Much of the region now in the district strongly supported the Union in the Civil War, and identified with the Republicans after hostilities ceased. This loyalty continues to this day. Indeed, most of the district's living residents have never been represented by a Democrat in Congress, and in some parts of the district there are no elected Democrats above the county level. The district is currently represented by Republican Harold "Hal" Rogers, the dean of the Kentucky delegation. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Mitch McConnell Republican 29 years in office

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Rand Paul Republican 3 years in office

Representative

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5th District Harold Rogers MyOC Group Republican 33 years in office

District Boundary Map

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