Independent John-Mark Hack is running for the state House in an uphill battle against two well-funded opponents.
The special election for the 56th District seat in central Kentucky is a contest that could be a sign if Republicans overtake the Democratic majority in next years elections.
But for Hack, this race is about constituents rejecting the special interests of both political parties.
A former Democrat, Hack worked as an aide in former Gov. Paul Patton's administration and has passion for food issues. He's also a well-known anti-gaming activist, which is one of the reasons he left the party.