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Ky. congressional candidate is member of exclusive country club

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Kentucky congressional candidate Andy Barr, the Republican nominee against Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler, is a member of an exclusive country club that until last year had never admitted a black member.

Barr campaign manager John Connell confirmed to POLITICO that Barr belongs to the Idle Hour Country Club, an 85-year-old Lexington institution. Barr’s family is active in the club, Connell said, and the candidate is a life-long member.

Barr, an attorney, has been viewed by national Republicans as a promising recruit against Chandler, and the National Republican Congressional Committee named him to the top tier of its “Young Guns” program for promising recruits last week.

Full story: Ben Chandler foe brings country club baggage – Alex Isenstadt – POLITICO.com