A retired Marine Corps officer and farmer running to win Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary brought his campaign to Bowling Green on Monday.
Mike Broihier came by the WKU Public Radio studios before his stops at the Warren County Democratic Woman’s Club, Little Fox Bakery, and other campaign events.
Broihier is traveling across Kentucky in a face-to-face campaign to gain name recognition and support for his progressive agenda in a crowded field of 10 Democrats competing in the May primary.
The winner will advance to the November general election, likely against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, who has seven primary challengers.
Broihier said he launched his campaign last July before anyone else was in race because he and wife, also a retired Marine officer, became alarmed at what he describes as the “slow moving disaster in Washington.”
“And I took a look at my resume as a retired Marine officer and as a farmer in Kentucky for 15 years, a school teacher, and as a newspaper editor, and I realized that no one with my resume had ever run against Mitch McConnell,” Broihier said.
Broihier lives on a 75 acre farm in Lincoln County where he and his wife have raised beef, poultry, pigs, sheep and asparagus.