Upstart Booker Leads McGrath as Votes Trickle In

Progressive candidate Charles Booker remained ahead of Amy McGrath on Friday in his bid for an upset in Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary with most votes yet to be counted.

Booker led by around 3,000 votes as of Friday afternoon, based in part on a dominating showing so far in his hometown of Louisville, where he garnered 80% of in-person votes counted. Booker also had a lopsided advantage so far in Lexington.

Booker, who supports a universal basic income and Medicare for All — ideas that McGrath has resisted — also was showing strength in parts of rural eastern Kentucky.

Source: MG News

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