Lexington Mayor Jim Gray wins Senate Democratic nomination

05/17/2016 08:33 PM

LEXINGTON — Mayor Jim Gray won the six-way race for the Democratic nominee for US Senate. Gray took the stage just before 8 p.m. to thank supporters and remind everyone that his campaign did what they set out to do: Run a clean race on the issues.

Gray, who carried all 120 counties en route to a nearly 46-point win, wasted no time in shifting gears and taking aim at his opponent in November, Senator Rand Paul.

Gray was also crystal clear about one thing:

After his speech we asked him about how he thinks his performance will set him up for the race against Paul.

Tom Lopach, Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement following Jim Gray’s primary night victory in Kentucky:

“We congratulate Jim Gray on his commanding victory tonight in Kentucky’s Senate primary. Jim has a proven record of working with Democrats and Republicans alike to find commonsense solutions for working folks throughout Kentucky, and he will bring that same bipartisan work ethic to the United States Senate. Senator Rand Paul has made it clear that he considers his job as Senator a consolation prize, and Kentuckians deserve someone like Jim Gray who is dedicated to fighting for them. We are proud to stand with Jim Gray and look forward to welcoming him to the Senate in November.”


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