Amy McGrath

Barr campaign / McGrath campaign

The closely-watched race for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District seat started heating up this week with incumbent Republican Andy Barr veering negative in only his second post-primary ad.

Josh James / WUKY

Two Democrats who fought it out in the Sixth District congressional primary met on friendlier terms in Lexington Friday.

Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.

Matt Goins/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

The three top-tier Democrats vying for a chance to unseat incumbent 6th District Congressman Andy Barr made their pitch directly to voters in an hour-long televised debate Wednesday night.

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Sixth District congressional candidate Reggie Thomas says the biggest issue facing the region is healthcare, and he favors a single-payer solution. That question – which delivery system would truly deliver universal health coverage – could become a key debate in the Democratic race to select a challenger to face three-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr.

Retired Fighter Pilot Running For Congress In Kentucky

Aug 1, 2017
Mark Nickolas via AP

A retired fighter pilot is running for Congress in Kentucky's 6th District, joining several other military veteran candidates as part of a broader Democratic strategy to challenge Republican rule in the 2018 midterm elections.