Kentucky Republican primary runner-up posts bond for recount

Kentucky judge orders a recount by hand after $60,000 bond was posted by Jessica Neal

A recount of the primary election results in a northern Kentucky legislative race is expected to begin Wednesday, according to a published report.

Jessica Neal, who finished second in the Republican primary for Senate District 24, posted a $57,368 bond Monday to begin an official recount of the results, the Courier Journal reported.

Neal, who is part of the GOP's small-government faction, lost to Shelley Frommeyer by 307 votes in May and petitioned the courts for a recount.

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A Kentucky primary runner up has demanded a recount for the District 24 election.

A Kentucky primary runner up has demanded a recount for the District 24 election.

An order by Campbell Circuit Judge Daniel J. Zalla imposing the bond said the hand-recount of ballots will begin Wednesday at the Campbell County Courthouse in Newport.

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A handful of other Republican candidates who belong to the same faction of the GOP have requested recounts, but so far none have been successful.