LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In the race for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, Democrat Josh Hicks and Republican Incumbent Andy Barr are making their final pitches to voters on Monday night in Lexington
Both candidates projected optimism, as Barr highlighted his record in securing PPE for rural hospitals and his role in the China Task Force while Hicks believes his image as a political outsider will resonate with Kentuckians. Hicks also hopes his background as a police officer and a marine will demonstrate his commitment to public service.
Hicks’ campaign feels that if there’s any democratic candidate in good position to win the rural counties in the district, it’s Josh Hicks.
Hicks' campaign is expecting to carry Fayette and Franklin counties, but what they’ll need to pull out an upset victory is perform better than McGrath did in surrounding, rural counties. In Hicks’ home of Fleming county for example, McGrath earned just 29 percent of the vote in 2018. Hicks says to keep this competitive, he’d like to see those numbers around the 40 percent mark.