Assuming this is true, Democrats now have a heavyweight challenger. This is great news.I also second the call to get a candidate against U.S. Representative Geoff Davis (R-KY4).
As to Neal's background, he is a State Senator and lives out in the West End of Louisville. His candidacy, if confirmed, would help take votes from that side of the town. He is 60 years and two months old. Neal was educated at Kentucky State University, University of Louisville, and University of Michigan per his Senate website.
UPDATE: The Bridge has more. Neal has made no committment to the race yet.