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Republican Party Of Ky Releases Statement On Jim Gray's Congressional Run

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - After Mayor Jim Gray announced this morning that he would file to run against Republican incumbent Andy Barr Kentucky's 6th-congressional district.

Last year Gray, who's been Lexington mayor since 2011, lost a bid challenging Kentucky's junior senator, Republican Rand Paul.

In response to the announcement, the Republican Party of Kentucky, via communications director Tres Watson, released the following statement in reaction to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray entering the 6th Congressional District race.  

“If Jim Gray spent half the time doing his job as Mayor that he’s spent thinking about what office he can run for next Lexington would be in much better shape.  Instead, it’s seen a rapid rise in murder rates and has been needlessly divided over social issues. Jim Gray’s track record as Mayor is one of big promises left unfulfilled because he’s too focused on climbing the political ladder

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