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Charles Booker, a ‘Black Guy From the Hood,’ Wants Rand Paul’s Seat

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Former Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker does not like Sen. Rand Paul. Not just because Booker is vying for Paul’s Senate seat in this week’s election, but also because he doesn’t feel like Paul represents Kentucky.

“My ancestors were lynched in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You can’t hide anymore, Rand Paul,” the Democrat tells host Molly Jong-Fast in the latest episode of The New Abnormal about why he’s over the GOP senator.

His run, Booker says, “is giving us the chance to take the fight to him directly and, and call him out.”

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