Pressley endorses Booker in Kentucky Senate primary

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) endorsed Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker (D) on Wednesday in his primary race to win the party nomination and face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in November. 

Pressley said Booker has spent the past decade fighting for the people of Kentucky “at all levels of government.”

“Charles can defeat Mitch McConnell — who has caused so much pain for so many families — and he will be a powerful advocate for the people of KY in the U.S. Senate,” she tweeted. 

Booker is one of five candidates Pressley endorsed Wednesday, including Jamaal Bowman, a progressive challenging Rep. Eliot Engel (D) in New York’s 16th District. 

Pressley also endorsed Democrats Jaime Harrison, a Senate candidate in South Carolina, Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Senate candidate in Georgia’s special election, and Dr. Cameron Webb, a candidate running in Virginia’s 5th Congressional district. 

Pressley is the latest high-profile Democrat to back Booker, following endorsements from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) last week. 

He also earned endorsements from the Working Families Party and Democracy for America.

Booker is one of several Democrats running in the Kentucky primary on June 23, including Amy McGrath, a candidate backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

The Democrat who wins the primary will face a tough battle in November against McConnell. The Cook Political Report rates the race “likely Republican.”

Tags Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ayanna Pressley Bernie Sanders Charles Booker election 2020 Eliot Engel Kentucky Mitch McConnell Senate election

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