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U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and wife welcome new daughter

May 06, 2013 | | Comments Comments

U.S. Rep.-elect Andy Barr, R-Lexington

By Jack Brammer
jbrammer@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT – U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, and his wife, Carol Barr, had their second child last week – another daughter.

Barr, who took office in January, announced the news on his electronic newsletter Sunday.

“It has been an exciting week for our family!” Barr wrote. “On Monday, Carol, Eleanor and I were blessed to welcome Mary Clay to our family. She is a beautiful gift from God and we could not be happier or more thankful for her health.”

The Barrs’ first child, Eleanor, is 2.

The congressman revealed that his second daughter was born at 1:26 p.m. April 29 and tipped the scales at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.

He also could not avoid tying it to a political issue.

“My top priority as your representative in Congress is to reduce our rapidly growing national debt that is choking our economy and which, if left unchecked, will cripple the futures of our children and grandchildren.”

He added: “According to the Congressional Budget Office and the Census Bureau’s long-term estimates, the amount of debt placed on the backs of children like Mary Clay and Eleanor is about to explode.

“Unless common sense actions are taken to reduce spending now and in the future, our generation will earn the sad legacy of being the first to lower the standard of living in the next generation. I will continue to work to rein in Washington’s reckless spending. All of our children deserve better.”

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