Charles Booker’s primary win was historic. But his Senate run against Rand Paul faces a tough road ahead

Charles Booker’s primary win was historic. But his Senate run against Rand Paul faces a tough road ahead

Charles Booker won the Democratic nomination against six little-known candidates in this year’s primary election for the U.S. Senate, a walk in the park compared to the challenge he faces this November against incumbent Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

Paul is vying for a third term, and Booker has already made history as the first Black nominee in a federal election in Kentucky. But he’s hoping his candidacy will do more – reversing decades-long political trends in the Bluegrass State, which hasn’t sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since Wendell Ford’s last election in 1992.

In a recent interview, Booker says […]

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