Jim Gray, Lexington's openly gay mayor,
on Tuesday announced his campaign to unseat incumbent Kentucky
Senator Rand Paul.
“I want to be your U.S. senator,”
Gray, 62, said
in a YouTube video.
“Senator Paul confuses talking with
getting results. He offers ideas that will weaken our country at
home and abroad, and he puts himself and his own ambitions above
Kentucky,” Gray said, a possible reference to the senator's
campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
“My dad taught me that God gave us
two ears and one mouth for a reason. As your senator, I won't just
talk, I'll listen. I'll offer common sense solutions. And I'll work
to restore the American dream for every family in Kentucky,” he
Gray told the Lexington
that he “absolutely” believes he can win.
“What I believe people want is
performance and results,” the Democrat told the paper. “That's
what they are about. That's what counts.”