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Charles Booker, Descendent Of Slaves In Kentucky, Becomes The First Black Kentuckian To Win A Major Party Nomination For U.S. Senate

LOUISVILLE, KY – In a historic victory, Charles Booker has won the Kentucky Democratic Primary election for U.S. Senate. Booker is the first Black Kentuckian to receive the Democratic nomination.

With more than 48% of the vote counted, Booker has received 72% of Democratic votes.

“I am beyond grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support we have received from my fellow Kentuckians tonight,” said Booker. “I started this campaign to fight for a bold vision that will improve the quality of life of all Kentuckians, guarantee true freedom and ensure widespread prosperity across the Commonwealth. Tonight, we are that much closer to making this vision a reality. Tonight, we roll up our sleeves to continue the work to win in November and beyond.”

Democratic nominee Charles Booker will face Republican Rand Paul in the general election, which will take place on November 8, 2022.

“For far too long, our communities have been abandoned and ignored by leaders who are only looking out for themselves,” said Booker. “The people of Kentucky deserve solutions and they deserve leadership. They deserve a future where they don’t have to struggle for the most basic rights and needs in life. I will change that and together we will transform our future, win a Kentucky New Deal, inspire new leadership in Kentucky and make sure everyone in our Commonwealth has the opportunity for a better life.”

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