State Representative Attica Scott announced Wednesday she plans to challenge veteran Democratic lawmaker U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth for his seat in Congress.
Scott has been a progressive voice in the General Assembly since 2017, when she defeated Rep. Tom Riner in a Democratic primary. At the time, Riner had held his seat for more than three decades.
Scott also gained national attention last year when she was arrested during racial justice protests in Louisville. All of the charges were subsequently dropped, and Scott has since sued LMPD officers.
At a virtual press conference, Scott said her campaign will be “rooted in the community.”
“Far too often we focus on an individual as if the seat is made for them, but the seat isn’t made for any one person. The seat is made for us, for we the people,” she said. “That is why I am running.”