No Spotlight on Kentucky Senate Race in Busy Election Year
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates have struggled to excite voters as they compete with the presidential race for attention.
Democrats believe they have an opportunity to challenge Republican Sen. Rand Paul following his failed bid for president. They nominated Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington with a strong business background, who is trying to become Kentucky’s first openly gay U.S. senator.
Paul is says he is relying on his conservative credentials and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Cilnton’s unpopularity to win a second term.
Many voters say they are not concerned with either candidate’s background. They want to know what they will do to preserve jobs, grow the economy and provide a better future for working Kentuckians.