In a clear sign that the 2022 midterm election campaigns have officially begun, a new candidate for the senate seat of a well-known and controversial elected official was announced on Thursday and Kentucky liberals couldn’t be happier to welcome him to the fight.
Let’s make freedom ring. Real freedom, from the hood to the holler.
We can start by taking our seat back from Rand Paul.
I’m running. pic.twitter.com/Za7JJ1wz0D
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) July 1, 2021
Charles Booker is from Louisville, Kentucky and previously served as Director of Administrative Services for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife. He ran in the Democratic primaries in 2020 against Amy McGrath for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s seat but was edged out prior to the final race.
Booker campaigned in 2020 alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders and supports his policies of workers’ rights, fair and equitable economic policies, and a government that works for the people instead of for big corporations and big money. He could be seen in 2020 marching alongside those in Louisville who demonstrated in protest of the murder of Breonna Taylor and speaking to large crowds at the protests.
Twitter was thrilled to have him aboard the 2022 midterm train. Read some of their comments below: