Both Kentucky U.S. Senate Candidates Vow to Change Washington

Nov 7, 2016

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Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates are both bad-mouthing Washington as they tour the state's largest media markets on the eve of the general election. 

In Lexington, Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul predicted "a big, big year for conservatives" because he said Kentuckians are "sick and tired of big government." In Louisville, Democrat challenger Jim Gray said people are "exhausted with the gridlock and dysfunction," and said the only way to change Washington is to "change the people we send up there."

Paul is seeking a second term in the Senate following his failed presidential campaign last year. Gray, the mayor of Lexington, is hoping to become the state's first openly gay U.S. senator.

Paul appeared with U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, while Gray campaigned with former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.