Kentucky
U.S. Senate, Kentucky

Sure, his Presidential run didn’t quite live up to some early expectations, but make no mistake: we need Rand Paul in the United States Senate. Running for his second term, Paul is being challenged by Lexington mayor Jim Gray, who, unlike Alison Grimes before him, does not shy away from his progressive agenda and voting history. Democrats are hoping that Gray’s personal story (he’s the state’s first openly gay mayor), as well as his ability to partially fund his own campaign, will be enough to mobilize Kentucky’s disheartened liberal conglomerate. But don’t go planning that victory party quite yet, Mayor Gray. There’s still plenty of conservatives who don’t just #StandWithRand, they vote for him too.