Third Democrat Intends to Challenge Barr For Sixth Congressional Seat

Jul 18, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Another Democrat has announced a run for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District.  Lexington businessman Joe Palumbo, head of a lumber and building supply company, released a statement Thursday saying he wants to fight partisan gridlock that is holding the country and central Kentucky back.

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Already, Lexington businesswoman and education advocate Elisabeth Jensen has said she intends to run and has hired political consultants in preparation for a race. A third Democrat, Lexington attorney Michael Coblenz, also has said he intends to run.

The winner would likely face Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr who defeated former Democrat U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler last year to win the congressional seat representing Lexington and a large swath of central and eastern Kentucky.