With a series of tweets and a campaign video, Democrat Charles Booker, of Louisville, made his candidacy for United States Senate official.
In a video titled, “Freedom,” Booker launched his campaign with a message steeped in the struggle for freedom for African Americans, and the need to fight for more freedoms in Kentucky.
Saying elected politicians don’t care if Kentuckians live or die, in the video Booker says, “We can make freedom ring true.”
“We can build a future where Breonna’s door isn’t kicked in.”
With the example that “we must lead ourselves,” Booker declares that he is going to run for the U.S. Senate.
Booker will be holding a press conference in Louisville on Thursday afternoon declaring his candidacy and answering questions from the media.
The Louisville Democrat previously ran for U.S. Senate in 2020, failing to clear a Democratic primary race against Amy McGrath. Booker surged late in the 2020 primary but was not able to overtake the McGrath campaign.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has served two terms in office and is seeking a third term. There will be a Democratic primary for the party nomination as Ruth Gao announced her candidacy on Wednesday.