Pressley endorses Booker in Kentucky Senate primary

Pressley endorses Booker in Kentucky Senate primary
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Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for 'disrespect' over calling her AOC during debates Democrats unveil bill to reduce police violence against people with mental illness MORE (D-Mass.) endorsed Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker (D) on Wednesday in his primary race to win the party nomination and face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Democrats hold talkathon to protest Barrett's Supreme Court nomination Trump looms over Ernst's tough reelection fight in Iowa Democratic senator votes against advancing Amy Coney Barrett nomination while wearing RBG mask MORE (R-Ky.) in November. 

Pressley said Booker has spent the past decade fighting for the people of Kentucky “at all levels of government.”

“Charles can defeat Mitch McConnell — who has caused so much pain for so many families — and he will be a powerful advocate for the people of KY in the U.S. Senate,” she tweeted. 


Booker is one of five candidates Pressley endorsed Wednesday, including Jamaal Bowman, a progressive challenging Rep. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelOvernight Defense: Trump, Biden set to meet in final debate | Explicit Fort Bragg tweets were sent by account administrator | China threatens retaliation over Taiwan arms sale Is Trump a better choice for Jewish voters than Biden? Overnight Defense: Trump says he's leaving Walter Reed, 'feeling really good' after COVID-19 treatment | White House coronavirus outbreak grows | Dems expand probe into Pompeo speeches MORE (D) in New York’s 16th District. 

Pressley also endorsed Democrats Jaime Harrison, a Senate candidate in South Carolina, Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Senate candidate in Georgia’s special election, and Dr. Cameron Webb, a candidate running in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district. 


Pressley is the latest high-profile Democrat to back Booker, following endorsements from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOcasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden All fracked up: Biden's Keystone State breakdown The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSunday shows - Spotlight shifts to positive tests among Pence aides Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats must focus on winning White House for Biden The Memo: Five reasons why Trump could upset the odds MORE (D-N.Y.) last week. 

He also earned endorsements from the Working Families Party and Democracy for America.

Booker is one of several Democrats running in the Kentucky primary on June 23, including Amy McGrath, a candidate backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

The Democrat who wins the primary will face a tough battle in November against McConnell. The Cook Political Report rates the race “likely Republican.”