Linda Belcher defeats Rebecca Johnson to reclaim District 49 seat. (Louisville Courier Journal, 2/20/2018)
Belcher is a former school teacher and principal. Like her opponent, she entered politics after her husband died. Democratic Rep. Larry Belcher was killed in a car crash in October 2008, and his wife replaced him on the ballot. She served in the legislature from 2008 to 2012 and from 2014 to 2016, when she lost to Dan Johnson.
Rebecca Johnson had suggested that Linda Belcher was involved in an effort by liberal organizations to destroy her husband, a charge that Belcher rejected.
The Trump effect in Florida: Democrats flips House of Representatives District 72. (2/14/2018)
The Trump effect in Missouri: House of Representatives District 97. (2/7/2018)
The Trump effect in deep red Washington County, Wisconsin. (1/21/2018)
The Trump effect, worldwide. (1/19/2018)
The Trump effect in northwest Iowa: Democrats now competitive in districts where they previously couldn't field a candidate. (1/18/2018)
The Trump effect in the Wisconsin 10th State Senate District special election. (1/18/2018)