Booker wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate

The primary frontrunners won handily over their challengers.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 7:22 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP/WSAZ) - Charles Booker has won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for the U.S. Senate in the Kentucky primary election, according to the Associated Press.

Booker’s victory comes after his defeat in 2020, where he narrowly lost his party’s nomination to Amy McGrath.

McGrath was later defeated by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The other Democrats in the field Tuesday were Ruth Gao, Joshua Blanton Sr. and John Merrill.

Booker will take on Sen. Rand Paul in the general election. Senator Paul is seeking his third term in the U.S. Senate.

At his victory celebration Tuesday night, Booker told the enthusiastic crowd, “I said a coalition from the hood to the holler is possible. I was laughed out. I stepped out on faith because of what I’ve been taught, that we can move mountains, and you know what? We can get corrupt politicians like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul out of office.”

The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

For Kentucky primary election results >>> CLICK HERE.

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