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More Congressional candidates announce

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As we get closer to various filing deadlines for Election 2022, more candidates are announcing they are running. Here are some Congressional candidates we have learned about recently, with links to their campaigns.

Congressional District 2

As we shared previously, William Compton (campaign site, fundraising page) has already declared for the Democratic primary in CD-2, where the winner will take on Republican incumbent Brett Guthrie.

Now musician and activist Hank Linderman, who ran in 2020, has announced he is going to take another shot at Guthrie, if he wins the primary. Since running in 2020, Linderman has worked on the "Contract for Rural America," and been active in state politics. (Campaign site, fundraising page)

Congressional District 6

Republican Andy Barr has held this seat since 2013, turning away numerous candidates including Amy McGrath. In 2020, he defeated Democrat Josh Hicks by 57% to 41%.

Long-time educator Chris Preece has now launched his campaign to win the Democratic nomination to take on Barr. According to Preece's website, "Chris is a public educator, creator, business owner, and husband. He has dedicated 10 years of his career to teaching our kids. He teaches them to be curious about the world and use critical thinking skills. Chris goes above and beyond for his students and community by creating engaging scientific activities and science comics. During former Governor Matt Bevin’s attack on Kentucky’s public education system, Chris voiced his concerns by marching with fellow teachers. During the pandemic Chris and his wife helped the community by volunteering with Berea Kids Eat to feed hungry kids who were going without school lunches." (Campaign website, fundraising page)

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