Sixth Congressional District Race


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.

Chandler, Barr Making One Final Push For Votes

Nov 5, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Candidates in the 6th District Congressional race made a final campaign push throughout central Kentucky today.

A crowd of supporters rallied for incumbent Ben Chandler at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Lexington. Governor Steve Beshear joined Chandler on an afternoon bus tour.

“If we want this country to come out of this recession and begin charging forward again, we gotta have more people like Ben Chandler in Washington D.C.!", Beshear said.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler has been endorsed for re-election by the state's two largest daily newspapers.

The Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader weighed in on the race last week, saying Chandler is a better choice than Republican challenger Andy Barr.

Chandler and Barr are in a tight race for the 6th District congressional seat in a rematch from two years ago. Chandler won that one by fewer than 700 votes.

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky.  - - With Kentucky slowly rebounding from recession, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr sparred Monday over government's role in job creation. 

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Democratic U.S. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr make their first face-to-face meeting on a TV show Monday after months of name-calling in what ranks as one of Kentucky's most mean-spirited congressional races ever.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- Lest anyone forget about the fall rematch between Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican Andy Barr, the two kicked off their TV advertising campaigns on Tuesday.