Democrats split over choice to challenge McConnell

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Charles Booker on Tuesday, breaking with the party’s senatorial committee on the best choice to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Booker, a state representative who supports “Medicare for All,” is battling Marine veteran Amy McGrath and eight other Democrats in the June 23 primary. McGrath, who had $14.8 million in her campaign account on March 31, has the support of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

“Charles Booker is running for Senate & building the kind of principled, inclusive, and winning coalition in Kentucky

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