Charles has been a relentless champion in the fight for a Kentucky that works for all of us. He stood on the train tracks with the coal miners in Eastern Kentucky demanding honest pay for honest work.
He stood with our teachers when they stepped outside the classroom to fight for our children’s futures. And he stood shoulder to shoulder with people of all ages in Injustice Square to say her name. He’s stood with the people of Kentucky from the hood to the holler, and it’s why they stand with him.
Running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, Charles Booker attempts one of the biggest upsets in political history by challenging establishment-backed candidate Amy McGrath. FROM THE HOOD TO THE HOLLER follows Booker’s campaign across Kentucky, from the most urban to the most rural settings, with Booker and his team rewriting the campaign playbook. Instead of exploiting divisions, they lean into the idea that average Kentuckians have common bonds, united by their shared day-to-day fight to survive. Booker works to represent Kentuckians, both Black and White, who feel entirely left out of the political process. His message is simple: Whether you are from the city “hood” — like Booker — or the Appalachian “holler,” you are not invisible.
In 2022 Charles Booker became the first person to be nominated to the U.S. Senate in the state of Kentucky. Charles Booker now squares off against Senator Rand Paul in the general election in November.