LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker says he’s forming an exploratory committee to determine whether he’ll run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The Louisville Democrat said in a statement Monday that he’ll begin traveling across the state to talk with people about issues and listen to their concerns as he mulls a decision. He says the action is the start of a populist movement supporting ideas including the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, giving workers a living wage and taxing millionaires.
McConnell is seeking a seventh term in 2020. The longtime Republican lawmaker has aligned himself closely with President Donald Trump.
Three other Democrats have filed to run including Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath. Other Democrats considering a run include sports radio talk show host Matt Jones and state Rep. Rocky Adkins.