Andy Barr to run for Congress again

There could be a rematch of last year's heated race for Kentucky's 6th congressional district seat.

Republican Andy Barr announced Thursday he will run again for the seat next year.

Barr lost last year's race to incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler by only 648 votes.

"Last year, we were grateful to have received the support of over 119,000 central Kentucky voters," said Barr in a news release. "I am humbled by the encouragement from supporters to make another effort."

Barr, who's a Lexington attorney, says he's running next year to address several issues, including the economy and health care.

Barr will be a guest on this weekend's edition of "Kentucky Newsmakers."

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  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:35 PM
    Don't waste your time!
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      by John on Jun 12, 2011 at 05:33 AM in reply to Jim
      Goodbye Chandler...Obummer man.
  • by steve on Jun 9, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    Yea chandler won't have enogh graveyards to help him this time!
  • by Anonmous Location: Corbin on Jun 9, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    Just another smoke and mirror guy. All talk and no substance.
  • by Lee Location: Lexington on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    Way to go Andy. You can do it this time. Your name recognition has improved significantly and anyone who knows you is aware you can represent the 6thKY District better than the present rep. Good luck.
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      by steve on Jun 9, 2011 at 07:09 PM in reply to Lee
      Right on!


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