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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he's fully prepared to take on incumbent Rand Paul in the fall race for U.S. Senate.  Gray held a victory party in downtown Lexington last night after besting six other candidates in the Democratic primary. 

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Kentuckians are casting their votes Tuesday in the commonwealth’s primary election, with state Democrats finally getting their say in the presidential contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Both candidates have made western Kentucky appearances in the last couple days and Calloway County Democratic Party chair David Ramey says the race is much tighter here than he thought it would be six months ago.

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Riding a wave of notoriety from his failed presidential campaign, Sen. Rand Paul has returned to Kentucky, relatively unscathed, to run for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat.

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will be in Murray Friday ahead of next Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Rand Paul.

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 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Democratic candidate Jim Gray had the same amount of campaign cash on hand at the start of April, and Gray has dipped into his account for his first big ad buy. 

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A crowded field of Democrats wants to unseat Republican Sen. Rand Paul this fall, even though Kentucky hasn’t sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1992.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says Congress is close to approving a bill that will help combat heroin addiction in his home state. 

Speaking at a medical town hall in Bowling Green today, the Republican lawmaker said federal restrictions have too often stood in the way of giving heroin users effective treatment for their addictions. 

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Both Republican Senator Rand Paul and one of his Democratic challengers offered April Fools jokes Friday.

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Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he’s not endorsing any of the presidential candidates on any of their positions. Paul, who dropped out of the GOP presidential race just a few weeks ago, held a town hall meeting at Eastern Kentucky University Friday. 

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Voters will head to the polls in Christian and Trigg counties Tuesday in the special election for the currently vacant 8th District Kentucky House seat. The election is one of four next week that could shift power in the Kentucky Legislature.

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