Charles Booker makes it official, announces run for US Senate seat held by Rand Paul.
Almost exactly one year after his bid for U.S. Senate came up just short in the Democratic primary, Charles Booker of Louisville formally launched his new candidacy for the office Thursday, this time hoping to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Rand Paul in 2022.
"What we started, the story I tell in my previous run, was the story that the people of Kentucky knew we needed to finish telling," Booker said.
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"I know for a fact that we will blow out Rand Paul," Booker said.
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Booker expressed confidence that he would not just shock many political observers by beating Rand Paul, but "build infrastructure to transform our future at the local, state, federal level across the board.". »