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Mike Broihier for Kentucky Senate 2020
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This is a battle for the soul of Kentucky.

Mike is not the hand-picked candidate of Washington Democrats. 

He is a farmer, educator and veteran determined to lead the fight on behalf of every Kentucky family.

Mike Broihier is a farmer and educator, former small-town newspaper editor and a military veteran. While Mike led Marines and sailors in wartime and peace, ashore and afloat, for over 20-years, his military service is only a part of who he is. Mike is also a husband and father, neighbor and friend.

In 2005, Mike retired from the Marine Corps. He and his wife, Lynn, also a retired Marine officer, bought a 75-acre farm in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky in Lincoln County, to put down roots, to work the land and be a part of a community.

About Mike Broihier

For the past 14 years, Mike and Lynn have lived and worked on their farm outside Stanford, KY. They’ve raised grass-fed beef and pastured poultry, pigs and sheep. They also established the largest all-natural asparagus operation in central Kentucky, supplying farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants in the Lexington area.

In addition to farming, Mike worked for five years as a reporter and editor for the third oldest newspaper in Kentucky, a local weekly paper. He has reported on just about every aspect of rural life, from fiscal court meetings to elementary school awards ceremonies, from rural economic challenges to county government controversies. As a part of his community, he’s seen the highs and lows, the happy and sad. Each story has become a part of him and shaped his views and understanding of Kentucky. 

In the winter months or when the weather is too bad to farm, Mike fills in as a substitute teacher in the Lincoln County school system. He knows if a student is struggling with challenges at home or simply needs a pat on the back or a nod of understanding. He knows the difficulties our Kentucky teachers and educators face every day, not only in the classroom, but with their pensions under attack by Republicans in Frankfort.

Mike’s deep appreciation, understanding and respect for the struggles working families and rural communities endure every day in Kentucky is only possible from having lived it, from being a part of it for years. It is who Mike is. 

Mike is running for the United States Senate to fight for economic justice and equality on behalf of all Kentuckians. 

You’ve read his story, now share yours with him and join the fight to retire Mitch McConnell and restore our Democracy.

#StripTheLabel

#StripTheLabel

Mike’s campaign is about all of us. 

He is running a people-powered campaign to bring Kentuckians from all walks of life together, to strip away the labels that Mitch McConnell uses to reinforce old prejudices, diminish and divide us.

Mike describes his campaign in six simple words: Economic and Social Justice for All.

  • Authorize Health and Human Services to directly negotiate with pharmaceutical companies. There is no reason for US customers to pay three times as much for prescription as customers in other countries.
  • Provide immediate medical and mental healthcare options for honorably discharged veterans awaiting VA treatment. No veteran should be denied care while awaiting induction to the VA and subsequent treatment. Improve the Affordable Care Act by adding a public option to compete with private insurers. 
  • Repeal McConnell’s tax cuts for corporations and the super-rich. 
  • Raise income tax rates on the wealthiest earners and cut taxes for everyday Kentuckians. 
  • Address climate change and transform Appalachia and western Kentucky’s coalfields at the same time. Apply a small, fixed fee on every megawatt of commercially produced power earmarked for a fund to rebuild Appalachia and rural coal communities in western Kentucky and other states. 
  • Legalize marijuana, creating a source of revenue for Kentucky while reducing incarceration rates and eliminating the black market while creating a cash crop for small farmers in Kentucky and rural America. 
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $10/hour and index it to the annual inflation rate. Mike sympathizes with those advocating for $15 and as senator will also work to pass legislation allowing local officials to set their own minimum wage higher. 
  • Federalize student loans. Any student at a public institution pursuing a degree or certification would be eligible for a zero percent loan. Defer repayment for those who enter public service. Refinance existing loans under the same terms.
Economic Justice
Social Justice
  • Women must have equal rights and equal pay for equal work. 
  • Women have the fundamental right to privacy and to make their own medical decisions as decided by Roe v. Wade. Mike is the only Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate who has publicly stated that he will vote against confirming any judicial nominee who refuses to publicly acknowledge that Roe v. Wade is settled law and it was decided correctly. 
  • Provide LGBTQ Americans with the full protection of our nation’s federal anti-discrimination laws. 
  • Stop separating families. Release those migrants who have been fully vetted to their relatives in the U.S. or to a church or organization willing to sponsor them in order to relieve overcrowding in existing facilities and save taxpayers’ money. 
  • Support a commission to address the economic disparity that exists between white Americans and black Americans who are descendants from trafficked and enslaved persons.
  • Mike agrees with President Reagan’s vision of America as a shining city on a hill whose “doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here.” The US is a signatory to international treaties that outline protocols for the treatment of asylum seekers that require they be treated quickly, equitably and with dignity. It’s the law, and Mike will make sure our government follows it. But many immigrants don’t seek permanent status in the US, like those our farmers rely on for many agricultural jobs. With near full employment, Mike will move quickly to ease the process for those pursuing employment to legally transit the border. By pursuing comprehensive immigration reform, including reinstating DACA, we can move millions of workers out of the shadows of a cash economy and into one where they pay taxes while assuring their safety and security.
  • The 2nd Amendment assures the right of citizens to keep and bear arms and with rights come great responsibility. Almost all gun owners agree with Mike that all gun sales should be cleared through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), closing the “Gun Show Loophole.” In addition, Mike believes that any device or modification that allows a semiautomatic weapon to fire like an automatic weapon should be banned and that all guns should be secured with a cable lock, trigger lock or in a gun locker when not. Mike also agrees that their should be reasonable restrictions on high capacity magazines like drums and magazines that extend beyond the grip of a pistol.

Economic and Social Justice for All

Mike is running a people-powered campaign.

No Super PACs. No corporate contributions. No lobbyists. No corruption.

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No Super PACs.
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