LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Democrat with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman has ventured into a high-stakes Senate race in Kentucky.
Former artillery officer and political newcomer Mike Broihier (BROY-er) announced Thursday his bid to challenge Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
He becomes the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat the six-term Republican senator.
Broihier acknowledges his campaign starts with a virtual blank slate, needing to build name recognition and a campaign fund to compete with an establishment-backed rival in his own party. Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath entered the race last week.
Both Democrats rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps.