By Jack Brammer
FRANKFORT –Perennial candidate Burrel Charles Farnsley, 67, of Louisville, filed Monday to run as a Democrat in this year’s election for U.S. Senate.
Farnsley is the son of the late Louisville mayor Charles Farnsley, who ran an unsuccessful race for the U.S. Senate in 1940.
Farnsley lost bids for the U.S. Congress against Democrat John Yarmuth of Louisville in 2012 and 2006.
In a brief telephone interview, Farnsley declined to say what his occupation is and why he is running.
He is the third Democrat to file for the U.S. Senate seat, now held by Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.
The other two Democrats in the race are Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes of Lexington and Tom Recktenwald of Louisville.
Three Republicans have filed for the race –McConnell, Matt Bevin of Louisville and Gurley L. Martin of Owensboro.
The deadline for filing for the race is Jan. 28.