Hello, Reddit! I am Mike Broihier - a farmer, educator, and retired Marine LtCol running for US Senate to retire Mitch McConnell this fall in Kentucky. AMA!
My name is Mike Broihier, and I am running for US Senate in Kentucky as a Democrat to retire Mitch McConnell and restore our republic.
As a Marine Corps officer, I led marines and sailors in wartime and peace, ashore and afloat, for over 20 years. I retired from the Marine Corps in 2005 and bought a 75-acre farm in the rolling hills of south-central Kentucky.
Since then, I've raised livestock and developed the largest all-natural and sustainable asparagus operation in central Kentucky. I also worked during that time as an educator and as a reporter and editor for the third oldest newspaper in our Commonwealth.
I have a deep appreciation, understanding, and respect for the struggles that working families and rural communities endure every day in Kentucky – the kind that only comes from living it. That's why I am running a progressive campaign here in Kentucky that focuses on economic and social justice, with a Universal Basic Income as one of my central policy proposals.
To make sure I can get to as many questions as I can, I will be joined by /u/StripTheLabelKY , who will also be answering questions – this is Pheng Yang, our Team Broihier Digital Director.
Thanks, everyone for submitting questions today. We will continue to respond to questions until the moderators are ready to close this thread. I'm very appreciative of the fact that you've taken time out of your day to talk with me. Hopefully, I got to your question or answered a similar one.
Defeating Mitch McConnell is not going to be easy, but it's hard work that I'm looking forward to. If you're interested in following our campaign, there are some places to do so above.
Mitch has quite the war chest, so if you're able, please consider donating at this link. Primary Day in Kentucky is on May 19.