Former Kentucky state representative Charles Booker announced Thursday he will run to challenge incumbent Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his seat in 2022.
Booker became a rising star in Kentucky politics last year when he ran as a progressive in the race to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
He narrowly lost a primary to Democrat Amy McGrath, who was backed by establishment Democrats and was later resoundingly defeated by McConnell. Democrats have not won a Senate race in Kentucky in nearly three decades.
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Let’s make freedom ring. Real freedom, from the hood to the holler.
We can start by taking our seat back from Rand Paul.
I’m running. pic.twitter.com/Za7JJ1wz0D
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) July 1, 2021