Republican Brooks Wicker to run for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District

10/06/2011 07:56 AM

Brooks Wicker, a financial advisor from Louisville, announced Thursday morning that he would seek the Republican nomination for Congress in the 3rd District next year for the chance to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth.

Wicker finished last in a four-candidate Republican primary in 2010 with just more than 6 percent of the vote.

Wicker said in a press release issued just before 9 a.m. that he wants another crack at unseating Yarmuth.

“Time after time, John Yarmuth has voted for higher taxes, an increased national debt, and has done nothing to create jobs,” Wicker said. “As a CPA and small businessman, I look forward to discussing how to improve our local & national economy, the importance of creating jobs, and much more.”

Yarmuth announced on Pure Politics last month that he planned on seeking a fourth term next year.

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He is now pursuing an advanced degree in non-fiction writing from Murray State University and is a regular contributor to Pure Politics. Ryan has covered politics for more than 14 years, including seven years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ryan can be reached at or @mycn2 on Twitter.


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