Kentucky Democratic primary winner will challenge Rand Paul

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – With his sights set on unseating freshman U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, Lexington’s Democratic Mayor Jim Gray gets his first test in Tuesday’s primary election.

Facing six underfunded primary opponents, Gray cast himself as a problem-solving leader of Kentucky’s second-largest city. He also played up his business pedigree in helping build his family’s successful construction company. During the campaign, he looked past his Democratic foes to focus criticism on Paul, Kentucky’s Republican junior senator.

Paul juggled dual campaigns for the presidency and Senate until ending his White House bid. He faces two primary challengers – James Gould and Steve Slaughter, neither of whom is regarded as a serious threat.

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