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Senate nominee Booker announces endorsement by Beshear

Election 2022 Kentucky Senate
Posted at 7:08 AM, Sep 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-02 07:08:00-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)  — Democrat Charles Booker has announced that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has endorsed Booker’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Booker said in a news release Thursday that former Govs. Martha Layne Collins and Paul Patton and former Lt. Govs. Jerry Abramson and Daniel Mongiardo have also endorsed him as he seeks to unseat Republican Sen. Rand Paul.

Beshear said in the release that Booker has proven to be the type of leader who will fight by Kentuckians' side during challenges.

Booker, who is a former state representative, says he appreciates the support of Beshear and the former leaders.