Sanders to rally with potential Senate candidate Booker in Kentucky

Kentucky progressive Charles Booker speaks during the "Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" protest against racism and police brutality in 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is headed to Kentucky, where he will rally with Charles Booker, a potential candidate for the Senate in the state.

A flyer posted on Twitter by the former presidential candidate indicated that the two would speak at an event Sunday at Louisville’s PARC Plaza, dubbed a “rally for Kentucky’s working class.”

“Working families are right now living in more desperation than at any time since the Great Depression,” Sanders tweeted.

“See you soon, Senator,” Booker relied in his own tweet.

Booker, 37, is a former Kentucky state representative who previously ran unsuccessfully in the Democratic Senate primary against Amy McGrath last year, where he lost only narrowly despite McGrath’s major fundraising advantage and support from national Democrats.

McGrath went on to lose handily in the November general election against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R).

Booker announced an exploratory committee earlier this month with the intent of considering a run against Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is up for reelection next year, saying at the time, “We will transform Kentucky. And Rand Paul? You know it too.”

Aligned firmly with the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, Booker’s 2020 campaign included support for the Green New Deal, “Medicare for all” and criminal justice reform.

Tags 2022 2022 midterm elections Amy McGrath Bernie Sanders Charles Booker Kentucky Mitch McConnell Rand Paul

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