Kentucky may be famous for electrifying horse races, but the state's only unpredictable national primary race is between two Democrat House candidates.
As a solidly Republican state, Kentucky is likely to send six Republican incumbents to House and Senate Seats.
The most important candidate currently facing a primary election is Senator Rand Paul, who currently serves on committees that cover topics from foreign policy to small businesses.
Kentucky Senate RaceIn 2022, Kentucky has one Senate seat up for election. The current incumbent, Rand Paul, is the likely winner of both the primary and general elections.
Another campaign issue for Paul is increased government investment in infrastructure.
Although the Paul campaign disapproves of the way Democrats demanded billions of dollars for infrastructure, his campaign wants more infrastructure investment.
Paul’s campaign also states that he is in favor of firing Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden.
“Thanks to public email records, we know for certain that Dr. Fauci has been ignoring good advice, and lying about everything from masks to the contagiousness of the virus. It’s time to say enough is enough and fire Fauci,” Paul’s website reads.
Fredrick’s campaign site claims Trump won the 2020 election, while Paul didn’t support Trump’s claims of victory in 2020.
“We are currently a slave nation because the governing does not have the consent of the governed,” Fredrick claimed.
In the Democratic Senate primary, the leading candidate is Charles Booker.
He has endorsements from anti-Trump activism group Indivisible, local chapters of the IUE-CWA and CWA manufacturing unions, and from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Kentucky House RacesIn solidly Republican Kentucky, five of the six House races are will likely be Republican victories by the same incumbents that held seats last election.
However, Kentucky’s Third Congressional District has some upset potential.
Yarmuth was the chairman of the House Budget Committee.
In Congress, he voted for higher taxes, increased government spending, gun control, abortion for unborn babies who can feel pain, and the Equality Act, which would have made sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under federal law.
Their agendas are similar to each other and to Yarmuth's. Both support criminal justice reform, legal marijuana, fighting climate change, and increased laws in favor of homosexuality and transgenderism.
However, Scott’s online platform is far more complex than the brief agenda McGarvey mentioned in his first campaign commercial.
Her campaign platform includes giving felons the vote, canceling all student loan debt, college grants for illegal immigrants, minimum wage increases, the Green New Deal, genital mutilation of those identifying as transgender, and several other left-wing policies.
Both Scott and McGarvey have previously held political office in Kentucky, but they received endorsements from very different groups.
Party Democrats favored McGarvey. So far, he has received endorsements from Yarmuth, several state senators, state representatives, metropolitan councilmembers, and John Aubrey, a former president of the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Association.
McGarvey also seems to favor local Democrats. He only started his campaign after Yarmuth announced he would not run.
So far, she has received major endorsements from activist groups including race-based electoral group Higher Heights for America PAC, environmental group Center Action Fund, LGBTQ advocacy organization The Fairness Campaign, and anti-racism group Showing Up for Racial Justice.
Scott proudly identifies herself as an activist on her campaign site.