LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., will travel to Louisville on Sunday for a rally with former Kentucky State Rep. Charles Booker "to build support for a working families agenda," according to a release from Sanders' office.
What You Need To Know
- Sen. Bernie Sanders is visiting Louisville Sunday for rally with former Ky. State Rep. Charles Booker
- Booker hasn't officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate but has formed an exploratory committee
- Booker said he's "strongly considering" a run for the Senate in 2022
- In 2020, Booker lost to Amy McGrath in the Democratic primary for Sen. Mitch McConnell's seat
Although Booker hasn't officially announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, earlier this month, he announced the formation of an exploratory committee to consider a run against Kentucky's junior Sen. Rand Paul.
In March, during an appearance on Kentucky Educational Television (KET), Booker said he's "strongly considering" a run for the Senate in 2022.
Booker, a Louisville native, gained significant momentum in 2020 during his bid for Sen. Mitch McConnell's seat. He narrowly lost the primary to Amy McGrath, who then lost in the general election, giving McConnell his seventh term. Before running for McConnell's Senate seat, Booker served one term in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Sunday's event will take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern at PARC Plaza, 144 6th St. in Louisville. The event will be ticketed, and COVID-19 safety protocols will be enforced.
The rally will be livestreamed on Sanders' social media channels.