LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will decide a suddenly testy Democratic primary for a congressional seat. Results also will signal the influence of teachers in statehouse races.
The crowded Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District pits front-runners stressing their backgrounds. Jim Gray promotes his experience as a successful businessman and Lexington’s mayor. Amy McGrath touts her career as a combat-tested fighter pilot.
The winner of the six-candidate primary will almost certainly challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, who is expected to breeze to the GOP nomination against challenger Chuck Eddy. Barr is seeking a fourth term in a district stretching from bluegrass counties around Lexington to the Appalachian foothills.
Campaigns for the state legislature and even courthouse positions are creating plenty of noise, too.
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