FRANKFORT, Ky. — Louisville State Representative Charles Booker has officially filed to run for the U.S. Senate.
Booker filed his paperwork Wednesday at the Kentucky State Capitol surrounded by family and supporters.
He joins a crowded Democratic primary including former fighter pilot Amy McGrath and retired marine Mike Broihier, all hoping to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Booker says the commonwealth is ready for a leader who cares.
“Kentuckians are demanding change,” Booker said. “Kentuckians want real progress, we’re tired of poverty being generational, we are tired of struggling, and we want a leader in the Senate who is going to fight for us and not against us and not profit off of our pain, so we are going to fight back and we are going to win.”
McGrath has already amassed a war chest of more than $14 million, Booker says he is not worried about competing with McGrath’s money.
“We know money doesn’t vote, people do,” Booker said. “What we need right now is for people all over the commonwealth to know their voice matters, to be inspired, to have something to vote for not just against and to win our future that’s my message.”
Booker is a Louisville native.