Hello Reddit! I am Mike Broihier, Democratic candidate for US Senate in Kentucky to defeat Mitch McConnell, endorsed today by Andrew Yang -we're back for our second AMA. Ask me anything!
My name is Mike Broihier, and I am running for US Senate here in Kentucky as a Democrat, to retire Mitch McConnell and restore our republic. Proof
I’ve been a Marine, a farmer, a public school teacher, a college professor, a county government official, and spent five years as a reporter and then editor of a local newspaper.
As a Marine Corps officer, I led marines and sailors in wartime and peace for over 20 years. I aided humanitarian efforts during the Somali Civil War, and I worked with our allies to shape defense plans for the Republic of Korea. My wife Lynn is also a Marine. We retired from the Marine Corps in 2005 and bought Chicken Bristle Farm, a 75-acre farm plot in Lincoln County.
Together we've raised livestock and developed the largest all-natural and sustainable asparagus operation in central Kentucky. I worked as a substitute teacher in the local school district and as a reporter and editor for the Interior Journal, 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.
Here is an AMA we did in March.
To help me out, Greg Nasif, our comms director, will be commenting from this account, while I will comment from my own, u/MikeBroihier.
Here are some links to my [Campaign Site](www.mikeforky.com), [Twitter](www.twitter.com/mikeforky), and [Facebook](www.facebook.com/mikebroihierKY). Also, you can follow my dogs [Jack and Hank on Twitter](www.twitter.com/jackandhank).
You can [donate to our campaign here](www.mikeforky.com/donate).
Edit: Thanks for the questions folks! Mike had fun and will be back. Edit: 5/23 Thanks for all the feedback! Mike is trying pop back in here throughout his schedule to answer as many questions as he can.