Sixth Congressional District Race

Local/Regional News
2:53 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Third Democrat Intends to Challenge Barr For Sixth Congressional Seat

Credit KBMA

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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3:20 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Chandler, Barr Making One Final Push For Votes

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.

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5:37 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Lexington, Louisville Newspapers Endorse Chandler For Congress

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.

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Local/Regional News
10:48 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Chandler, Barr Spar Over Economy, Job Creation

From Left, Republican Challenger Andy Barr and Democrat Incumbent Ben Chandler made a joint appearance on KET's Kentucky Tonight. Not Pictured: Independent Candidate Randolph Vance.
Credit 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. 

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3:04 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Chandler, Barr Locked In Tight Congressional Race

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.

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2:23 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Chandler / Barr Ad War Heating Up

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.

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