Senate Tracker: Former Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Goes Local In Kentucky

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray waves  to his supporters after election night results came in during his campaign for US Senate  on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is pivoting attention from his failed bid for the White House to his re-election campaign in Kentucky, where he’s facing Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.

An openly gay Democrat, Gray has been a leading figure in the state’s business community for years. Both are attempting to win the state’s coal vote.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ryland Barton of Kentucky Public Radio about the race.


Ryland Barton, capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. He tweets @RylandKY.

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