Politics
3:44 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Ford Urges Seniors to Save Medicare, Vote Chandler

Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford is weighing in on the 6th District congressional race, telling regulars at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center that they need to re-elect Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler to help protect Medicare.

Ford, a former Kentucky governor who served 24 years in Washington, said preserving Medicare is the biggest issue in the Nov. 6 election.  He said Chandler could be trusted to do his part to preserve the program.

Chandler faces a challenge from Republican Andy Barr, a Lexington attorney, who says he, too, is a champion for Medicare.

Chandler and Barr are engaged in what is expected to be Kentucky's most competitive general election congressional race.  Barr sought a rematch with Chandler after losing a squeaker to him two years ago.