FRANKFORT — A Lexington lawyer mulling a run for the 6th Congressional district seat announced Wednesday that he has raised $185,000 over the past two weeks.
Andy Barr, 36, announced Sept. 16 that he was forming an exploratory committee to seek the Republican nomination for the 6th District seat currently held by Democrat Ben Chandler.
In a news release, the former deputy general counsel for former Gov. Ernie Fletcher said he had raised $185,199.50 for the fund-raising quarter that ended on Sept. 30.
Barr said about $45,000 of that money was raised online.