Tight 6th District race divided by philosophies on government, energy

10/26/2010 07:13 PM

It is one of the 40 Democratic-held districts that are considered toss-ups heading into the final week. It’s among the more than three dozen districts in the country represented by a Democrat that went for Republican presidential candidate John McCain in 2008.

And Kentucky’s 6th congressional district in Central Kentucky is now the site of the most competitive congressional race in the state as Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler of Versailles clings to a four-point lead in the latest cn|2 Poll.

Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr have blasted each other in commercials. But beneath the battling 30-second spots, they sharply disagree over key philosophical issues. Chief among them: the government’s role in improving the economy and the intersection between the coal industry and the environment.

Here’s the Pure Politics video profile of the race:

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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