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Senate Tracker: Former Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Goes Local In Kentucky06:21Download

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray waves  to his supporters after election night results came in during his campaign for US Senate  on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray waves to his supporters after election night results came in during his campaign for US Senate on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in Lexington, Kentucky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is pivoting attention from his failed bid for the White House to his re-election campaign in Kentucky, where he's facing Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.

An openly gay Democrat, Gray has been a leading figure in the state's business community for years. Both are attempting to win the state's coal vote.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ryland Barton of Kentucky Public Radio about the race.

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Ryland Barton, capitol bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio. He tweets @RylandKY.

This segment aired on August 3, 2016.

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