Principled Endorsement Gives Candidate Hope in Sixth Congressional District Primary

An outside Republican group is backing the long shot candidate in tomorrow’s Sixth Congressional District Republican Primary. Patrick Kelly is running against Andy Barr. Barr won the 2010 GOP primary, and is expected to win this year as well. But today, Kelly picked up a last-minute endorsement from the Republican Liberty Caucus, a Texas group […]

NRCC Elevates Barr to ‘Young Guns’ Program

The National Republican Congressional Committee has raised the profile of Kentucky 6th congressional district race by elevating GOP challenger Andy Barr, who is hoping to face Democratic incumbent Ben Chandler again this fall. Despite two other Republicans being in the GOP primary, the NRCC highlighted Barr’s benchmarks as their reason for elevating his candidacy. In […]

Andy Barr Files for Sixth Congressional District, Wanting a Rematch Against Ben Chandler

A campaign rematch in the Sixth Congressional District is almost official. Republican Andy Barr filed his paperwork today for a shot at a rematch against Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler. Chandler also filed his paperwork Friday. But Barr will still have to beat one unknown Republican challenger before facing Chandler in the general election. In 2010, Chandler […]

Barr Blasts House Redistricting Plan

Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr is criticizing Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, over the a redistricting plan that passed the lower chamber Tuesday. The GOP challenger is running against U.S. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where the Lexington attorney lost by razor-thin margin of less than 700 votes. Barr says the […]

NRCC Blames Credit Downgrade on Chandler “Spending Spree”

Highlighting the importance of the state’s 6th congressional district in the 2012 election, the National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a series of robo-calls against U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., telling voters the congressman should get serious about reining in reckless spending. The 30-second calls being sent across central Kentucky blame “Chandler and his fellow […]

DCCC Targets Barr for “Accountability August” Campaign

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to underscore Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr’s support for the Ryan budget plan in a new radio ad that began airing Monday. Barr is challenging Congressman Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where he came within less than 700 votes of unseating the incumbent last fall. In […]

Barr Will Face Chandler in Rematch

After losing by less than 700 votes in last year’s general election, Republican Andy Barr will challenge Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler again in 2012. The 37-year-old Lexington attorney is a rising star in the Kentucky GOP ranks and surprised political observers by coming within a razor-thin margin of beating Chandler, a popular incumbent and son […]