5pm Josh Hicks Bobbi McSwine Package 11.03.2020
Alex:"reporting in lexington, alex king, abc 36 news."
Barr's main challenger...josh hicks...grew up in fleming county.
He served in the marines...was a police officer in maysville...and is currently a lawyer in lexington.
One of the main focuses of his campaign... affordable health care for everyone... something he says his opponent wants to take away.
Abc 36's bobbi mcswine has more from the hicks campaign.
Bobbi: "his team tells me he was out at different stops today before the polls closed trying to share his message one last time...one stop being right here at cup of commonwealth in downtown lexington.
Hicks says he wants to be a public servant for kentuckians in the sixth ditrict...something he says barr is not.
Hicks says barr puts the interest of corporate donors ahead of constituents...name ly...pharmacutical companies...which he says is the cause of the opioid crisis.
Hick's experience as a police officer...marine...la wyer...and someone who grew up on a farm...are all things he says separates him from barr...and allows him to relate to everyone.
A few things he's campaigned on... more affordable, accessible healthcare ...free tuition for the first two years at community college and public universities...and expanded broadband for rural communities.
Maddie katz and melanie morgan were at a joint rally for mcgrath and hicks monday.
They say they voted for hicks because he cares about kentuckians "he's just such a good person.
He has such good ideas and he's - i really believe he believes in the people."
In lexington...bobbi mcswine...abc 36