Progressive Charles Booker To Challenge Rand Paul

Axios reports:

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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