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:

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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