Lexington Mayor runs for U.S. Senate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jim Gray wants to be more than Mayor of Lexington. He filed Tuesday to run for the U.S. Senate.

The seat is currently held by Presidential candidate Rand Paul.

Gray believes Kentuckians want an alternative to the dysfunction in Washington and he plans to be the change.

He filed to run on the Democratic ticket and hopes to bring back the American Dream that he says has gotten out of reach for so many Kentuckians.

Rand Paul for Senate 2016 released the following statement from the campaign’s Senior Adviser Doug Stafford on opponents filing to run for the Kentucky Senate race:

“As Senator Rand Paul prepares for re-election, he hopes voters will remember his tireless work to balance the budget, his fight against President Obama’s War on Coal, his fight against Obamacare, and that Senator Paul has returned to the taxpayer over $2 million from his office budget,” said Stafford.

The primary is May 17th. There are seven Democratic candidates filed to run and three Republicans.

Watch the video so see what a University of Kentucky Political Science professor has to say about Gray’s chances.

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