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Write-In Candidate Emerges in 1st District Race

Terry McIntosh for Congress, via Facebook

A write-in candidate is joining the race for Kentucky’s 1st District Congressional seat, held by retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield.

Terry McIntosh of Paducah is a veteran, filmmaker and retired businessman. He also serves as chair of The Jesus Christ Embassy Palestine, which promotes Christianity and peace in the Middle East. McIntosh is a Republican, but says the party has “veered too far left” which led to his candidacy. He says he knows it’s an uphill climb to educate voters about his campaign.

“A lot of folks misunderstand the write-in vote and think that it doesn’t matter, it’s just a protest vote," McIntosh said. "If a person is not registered as a candidate, that’s all that it is, but in our case, where we are a registered candidate, it will be counted.”

McIntosh is pledging to donate his entire first year’s salary if elected to show his commitment to lowering the national debt. He’s running against Republican James Comer and Democrat Sam Gaskins in November’s election.

John Null is the host and creator of Left of the Dial. From 2013-2016, he also served as a reporter in the WKMS newsroom.
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