Rand Paul wins Kentucky’s US Senate race

Rand Paul, Republican candidate for KY Senate
Rand Paul, Republican candidate for KY Senate(Campaign Photo)
Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 7:22 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Rand Paul will become the next Kentucky U.S. Senator after being declared the winner in the state’s midterm elections.

The Associated Press called the race around 7:15p.m.

Paul does not support the Inflation Reduction Act that has already been passed by Congress. It’s an act that pays on deficits while simultaneously paying out on climate change programs.

Paul also said during his campaign that he supports the sanctity of life, and he doesn’t see a Congress that would bring abortion laws back to Congress.

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The latest updates from WAVE News on Election Day.

State Senator Rand Paul was challenged by Democratic candidate Charles Booker this midterm election.

During Senator Paul’s victory speech, his wife and supporters said that this win is apart of the wave of red that is coming across the country.

“In this hour of our victory, as a red wave sweeps across the country and America chooses a different direction, we need to remember we don’t come to celebrate the concentration of power,” Senator Paul said. “We come together to celebrate the dissipation of power.”

Paul is in line to become the chair Senate health panel if the GOP wins control.

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The latest updates from WAVE News on Election Day.

“As chairman, I promise you this, the COVID-19 cover ups will end,” Senator Paul said. “And I promise you this, I will subpoena every piece of paper from our friend Dr. Fauci.”

Charles Booker held a concession speech after the race was called.

Booker said during his speech that they will continue to watch the results come as they come in.

“They have called the race prematurely,” Booker said. “We understand how this goes, they look at these races based on analytics and they make projections.”

Charles Booker also took time to thank his supporters, family, friends and his team.

“This is not about running for officer for me,” Booker said. “It was about standing for my family and you are my family too.”

Kentucky hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1992.

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