Republican Sen. Rand Paul wins 3rd term in Kentucky
November 9, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a libertarian-leaning conservative and former presidential candidate, won a third term Tuesday by defeating a rival from the other end of the political spectrum, progressive Democrat Charles Booker.
First elected in the tea party-driven wave of 2010, Paul's victory extended a long GOP winning streak in Kentucky Senate races. The Bluegrass State hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since Wendell Ford in 1992.
Booker was the first Black Kentuckian to run as the state's Democratic nominee for the Senate, but his trailblazing ca...