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Congressman's Wife Dies Unexpectedly at Age 39

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Carol Barr, the wife of Republican Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky, died Tuesday at her home, the congressman’s office announced Tuesday.

She was 39.

“During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven,” Mary Rosado, Barr’s chief of staff, said in a statement, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

“Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters.”

WKYT-TV reported that Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers was on the scene of the death for some time, but released no information about the investigation.

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“Other officers told WKYT that it was a family situation and the family would release information,” the station reported.

Condolences poured in from Kentucky politicians.

Amy McGrath, a Democrat who challenged Barr for his seat in 2018, was one of those who responded.

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The couple married in 2008. Carol Barr worked for Pfizer and previously served as the executive director for the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship in Lexington, WKYT reported.

Carol Barr had appeared with her husband in a Mother’s Day tweet last month.

Josh Hicks, considered Barr’s likely opponent in the fall election, called the death “unimaginable.”

“While we may disagree politically, we’re both family men and I can’t fathom the pain he must be experiencing right now,” Hicks wrote in a Twitter post.

Andy Barr was first elected to Congress in 2012 and has represented the state’s 6th Congressional District since 2013, according to Fox News.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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