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Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker stops in Lexington on economic justice tour

Posted at 10:07 PM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 04:47:34-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker stopped by Lexington's Eastside Library on Sunday as a part of his statewide economic justice tour.

Booker represents the 43rd district in the Kentucky House of Representatives, but has talked about making a possible run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

If so, he would first face fellow Democrat and former Marine Amy McGrath in the primary.

Though he neither confirmed nor denied those suspicions on Sunday, he did talk about his current role in politics and his plans for the future of Kentucky.

"The thing for is me always going to be how best can I be an asset. It's not about a title. Every day I wake up and I breath, I'm going to be fighting this fight. So it's not really defined by any particular office," said Booker.

McGrath announced her 2020 run back in July. Whomever wins the Democratic candidacy will face current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.