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Down to business: Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat race offers voters stark contrast in economic policy, philosophy

Who better to guide the Commonwealth and country: a successful corporate leader and municipal chief executive, or a stalwart champion of civil liberties and tribune against high taxes and federal regulations? With Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s bid ...

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Dems take aim on Paul, Trump

In a speech to fellow Democrats Friday night, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray vowed to not be a stranger should his run for U.S. Senate be successful this fall. Speaking at the annual Purchase Area Jefferson Jackson Dinner at Murray State University, ...

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Jim Gray challenges Rand Paul to block gun sales to suspected terrorists

Waving a newspaper story about last weekend’s shooting rampage in Orlando that killed 49 people, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Wednesday criticized Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for opposing a bill that would ban gun purchases by people on the FBI’s ...

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Democrat Jim Gray calls on Sen. Rand Paul to back anti-terrorism gun control bill

Gun control is becoming the battleground for the two men hoping to be the next U.S. senator from Kentucky. Democratic Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is calling on Republican Sen. Rand Paul to support an anti-terrorism gun control bill. During a news ...

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Gray calls on Paul to support tougher gun legislation

In the wake of Sunday’s deadly shooting rampage in Orlando, there’s been a call from some to strengthen America’s gun laws. Lexington mayor and Democratic senate candidate Jim Gray is now joining that call. On Wednesday, Gray ...

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Meet Jim Gray, The Gay Man Who Hopes to Beat Senator Rand Paul In November

Jim Gray, the openly gay mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, wants you to know that, despite Kim Davis’ crusade, you shouldn’t stereotype everyone in the Bluegrass State as bigoted and antigay. Last week he became the Democratic nominee for the U.S. ...

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Primary postmortem: Who really won?

Tuesday’s primary dealt the cards for the Nov. 8 general election. Who holds the good hands in Kentucky? Not Hillary Clinton. With a huge effort, she avoided embarrassment, but her 0.43-percentage-point win over Bernie Sanders was less a victory ...

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Rand Paul’s Challenger Makes Case for Victory

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray – the Democrat who Kentucky voters gave the nomination to take on Republican Sen. Rand Paul in November – is banking on voter distain for politicians and frustration over Paul’s long-shot presidential bid to boost his ...

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Gray wins Democratic Senate nod, to face Paul

With more than 98 percent of precincts reporting statewide, Gray won about 59 percent of the vote among seven candidates in the Democratic primary. Former Frankfort City Commissioner Sellus Wilder was a distant second with just 13 percent. Paul, ...

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Sen. Rand Paul to face Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in general election

  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will face Tuesday’s Democratic primary winner, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, in the November general election. Both won easily Tuesday. Paul, a first-term senator and former presidential hopeful, beat two little-known ...