Charles Booker and Rand Paul Will Face Off in U.S. Senate Race

Surprising no one, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Democratic candidate Charles Booker will officially face each other in the race for U.S. Senate.

Upon accepting the Democratic nomination, Charles Booker signaled that he is the underdog who will attack Paul around race issues.

“His playbook is racism,” Booker said on Tuesday night of Paul. “This guy is dangerous.”

Paul has served two-terms as Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator. He will be well financed and has strong popularity and approval in the commonwealth. Booker represents a chance for Democrats to try running statewide as a progressive who leans in on the national Democratic Party identity.