Democratic Nominee Hank Linderman toured Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District Wednesday after winning in Tuesday’s primary. Linderman faces Republican incumbent Brett Guthrie in the November general election. Linderman made eight stops throughout the district, stopping to talk to voters.
The 2nd Congressional District House seat has been under Republican control for the past 24 years. Linderman said he thinks this is the year that could change because Kentuckians are frustrated with the way the government is running, regardless of their political party affiliation. He said there’s a laundry list of things he wants to work on and improve but he wants to start by bringing people together.
“We’re so divided across the 2nd district, across the state and throughout the country that a lot of this is going to be about making friends with our neighbors again and rebuilding our community,” he told WKU Public Radio.
Linderman said the opioid crisis, incarcerating addicts, healthcare, legalizing medical marijuana, a livable wage and the cost of education are the key issues on voters minds. Republican Incumbent Brett Guthrie ran unopposed in Tuesday’s primary and has held the seat since 2009.