Congressional, Senate Candidates Make Final Push Before Election Day

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lots of door-to-door visits, as well as rallies by Kentucky Congressional and Senate candidates on Monday, one day before the general elections.

Sixth Congressional District incumbent Andy Barr and challenger Nancy Jo Kemper started the day with some last minute canvassing.

Kemper and her staff left the Democratic Headquarters in Lexington just before noon to meet voters face-to-face.

Earlier on Monday, Republican Andy Barr held a rally at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky to meet with, and encourage, his supporters.

Senator Rand Paul also attended that rally.

Barr and Kemper told ABC 36 that they were confident in their performances in the race for the sixth congressional district.

Both have been citing their concerns and plans to tackle the heroin epidemic, but at the top of today’s agenda, both candidates stressed the importance of voters expressing their opinions by casting a ballot.

“It has been a very contentious election season,” said Barr.  “My constituents and, I think, Americans around the country are ready to go to the polls, cast their vote, and then move the country forward.  I’m committed to unifying and helping unify the country after this very difficult election.

Kemper says, “What I’ve tried to do through this campaign, is to inspire people to believe that this is the greatest nation on earth, and our opportunity to vote is a privilege and, in that, is our capacity to change.”

Kemper plans to visit the Blue Acres, and Biloxi precincts, while Representative Barr plans to visit the northeast, including Bourbon and Fleming Counties.

In the race for U.S. Senate, Rand Paul and Mayor Jim Gray also made stops in the Commonwealth.

As mentioned earlier, Senator Paul attended a rally at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky near the Blue Grass Airport Monday morning, with Representative Barr.

Mayor Jim Gray plans to make a stop at the 5/3 Pavilion in Lexington for a hometown rally tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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