State Sen. Reggie Thomas (D-Lexington) just became the second Democrat to launch a challenge against three-term Rep. Andy Barr (R-Lexington). Sen. Thomas joins retired Marine Corps Colonel Amy McGrath in the party primary. Mr. Barr won this seat in 2012, ousting then-Rep. Ben Chandler (D) in an upset victory. He went on to win 60 and 61% succeeding re-election victories in a district that is becoming more Republican. The Democratic primary should be a lively one, thus producing an eventual nominee who will prove to be a serious opponent for Congressman Barr.
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