FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky state Representative Charles Booker has officially filed to enter the Democratic primary for the seat held by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Booker is a freshman state lawmaker.
He joins a crowded field of Democrats competing to challenge McConnell, a key ally of President Donald Trump.
McConnell is seeking a seventh term this year.
Booker said Wednesday he’s ready to take on the establishment in both political parties.
Amy McGrath, a retired Marine combat pilot, has raised nearly $17 million and is widely seen as the frontunner for the Democratic nomination.