WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today congratulating Representative Ben Chandler on his swearing-in this evening:
“I would like to congratulate Ben Chandler on his swearing-in as the new representative of Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District.
“Ben will be an outstanding representative for central Kentucky. He is hard working, experienced and has a strong independent voice.
“Ben’s election proves that Democrats can win in the south and that the President has no coattails – even in so-called ‘red’ states. In fact, the President appears to be a drag on congressional candidates. This bodes well for Democrats as a competitive November election looms.”