Jim Gray for US Senate

This week it’s official: Jim Gray, 1997 Loeb Fellow and 2-term mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge Rand Paul for his Senate seat in November. Gay rights is certain to be an issue in the state in which county clerk Kim Davis went to jail rather than issue a marriage license to a gay couple, but Gray feels Kentucky voters are more concerned with results than with his sexual orientation. He’s no newcomer to politics: he was only 19 when he became the second youngest person elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Miami in 1972.

Read what the Huffington Post and Lexington Herald Leader have to say about Jim Gray and Kentucky’s Senate race.

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