LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Government's role in job creation is continuing to be a major issue in Kentucky's only competitive congressional race on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler said Monday that government intervention saved the U.S. auto industry with financial bailout in 2009 that he said saved thousands of jobs in the state. Republican Andy Barr said the bailout was unnecessary.
Chandler and Barr appeared together on a public television show Monday night in their first joint appearance of the fall campaign.
Chandler and Barr are engaged in a mean-spirited rematch to represent Kentucky's thoroughbred region in Congress. Barr lost by less than 700 votes in the first go-around two years ago.