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Paul holds major fundraising edge in 2022 Senate race

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul holds a commanding fundraising lead over his anticipated Democratic rival in the 2022 election. 

Paul tweeted Tuesday that his reelection campaign saw a "record-breaking" fundraising quarter, raking in more than $4 million over the last three months.

Compare that to the $1.7 million reported by Democrat Charles Booker and it could spell early trouble for the former state representative’s uphill challenge to unseat a high-profile Republican in an increasingly red state.

Responding to the Paul campaign’s 2-1 fundraising advantage this quarter, Booker quipped online that his campaign will beat the Republican for “half the price.”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports roughly half of Booker’s warchest came from out of state.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.