|Second Democrat files for 1st Congressional seat|
There is now a Democratic primary to face Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield in November.
Benton Democrat Charles Kendall Hatchett filed his papers with the Secretary of State’s office and will face Doctor James Buckmaster of Henderson in the primary.
Hatchett ran for Congress multiple times in the 1980’s and lost in a landslide to Congressman Whitfield two years ago. He has an Associate’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in banking and has worked in a variety of fields—including being a part-time auctioneer since 1976.