Democrat Amy McGrath Vies for Mitch McConnell’s Senate Seat

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By Sarah Ashmore 7/9/19

Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s for his senate seat. McGrath is a former fighter pilot who received national attention for running against Republican Congressman Andy Barr.
Barr defeated McGrath by three points despite one of McGrath’s campaign videos going viral. However, McGrath is polling within the margin of error against McConnell who is considered by some to be the most unpopular senator up for re-election in 2020. 


McGrath is a moderate candidate hoping to appeal to President Trump’s voters. She blames McConnell for keeping the President from fulfilling his campaign promises.
 “The things that Kentuckians voted for Trump for are not being done,” McGrath said. “He’s not able to get it done because of Mitch McConnell.”