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Sen. Rand Paul wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate

The primary frontrunners won handily over their challengers.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 7:20 PM EDT
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(WSAZ) - Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) earned his party’s nomination Tuesday in his pursuit of a third term in the U.S. Senate.

Paul was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and is running a campaign on a message of limited government and curbed spending.

Paul defeated Arnold Blankenship, Val Fredrick, Paul Hamilton, Tami Steinfield and John Schiess in the May 17 Primary.

Former Kentucky state representative Charles Booker hopes to flip the Senate seat blue come November.

Booker won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the Kentucky Primary Election Tuesday.

Kentucky has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since Wendell Ford in 1992.

Senator Paul released a short video Tuesday night recorded in Washington D.C.

In the video, Paul thanked his voters and said, “As I do most weeks, I’m here in DC battling the socialists and petty tyrants. Kentucky and all of America deserve better than the massive spending, runaway debt, and crippling inflation that Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer are giving us. I’m working every day to fight back, and I hope you’ll continue to support me and get out and vote this fall.”

The general election is set for Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

For Kentucky primary election results >>> CLICK HERE.

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