Sixth District Congressional Race

Sixth District Democrats Discuss Campaign Issues

May 17, 2018
Stu Johnson

Earlier this week we heard from half of the Democratic candidates for the Sixth Congressional seat - Jim Gray, Reggie Thomas, and Amy McGrath.  The three remaining candidates Daniel Kemph, Geoff Young and Ted Green, face an uphill climb.

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Stu Johnson

The Sixth District Congressional race features six Democrats hoping to replace incumbent Andy Barr. As the May 22nd primary approaches, we’ll hear from three candidates who hope to be competing in the fall in the first of two reports.

Barr Files Seeking a Fourth Term in Congress

Jan 4, 2018

Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr is officially seeking a fourth term in Washington.  The 44 year old Lexington attorney filed his candidacy papers in Frankfort Thursday.

The congressman calls 2017 a ‘landmark year’, claiming sustained economic growth and a federal tax cut as two examples. 

Stu Johnson

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has announced he will seek the Sixth District congressional seat currently held by Republican Andy Barr. 

The mayor, in his second term leading Lexington government, joins three other Democrats in the May primary race.  Those candidates are state Senator Reggie Thomas, retired Marine Colonel Amy McGrath, and retired state engineer Geoff Young. 

Stu Johnson / WEKU News

    Central Kentuckians will go to the polls next week to select Republican and Democratic nominees for the Sixth District U.S. House seat.  Today we conclude our review of the four candidates with the thoughts of retired state energy engineer Geoff Young. 

Young, who is making his fourth run for political office since 2012, is straightforward about what he believes to be the most important issue in this congressional race.  He says it’s “war and peace.” 

Candidates for U.S. Senate Weigh-In on Issues

May 10, 2016

Six of the seven Democrats vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate from Kentucky fielded questions Monday as part of a KET primary election forum.  Bill Goodman, host of Kentucky Tonight, began the show by asking each of the candidates about their political leanings. 

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray believes many Democrats are okay with taking a middle ground approach, “Sometimes we’ll go to the left and then sometimes we’ll go to the right, but through the center through time, the center is where most people land.”