July 21, 2019

The Media Has Found Its New Democratic Darling

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a Democratic challenger!

In a campaign announcement video, Amy McGrath told a story about when she was 13 years old, she wrote a letter to McConnell about becoming a woman fighter pilot and serving her country. She said that letter was ignored and that McConnell has been ignoring Kentuckians for years.

McGrath has a storied military career as a former Marine fighter pilot that includes flying 89 combat missions bombing al Qaeda and the Taliban. If her career in the military was that stellar, surely she’d do well in politics, right? Well, not exactly.

McGrath ran for Congress in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District and lost against Republican Rep. Andy Barr in 2018, even though she outraised and outspent Barr by more than $3 million, in the second-most Democratic district in the state.

Now, she’s running statewide in a presidential year in a state Trump carried by 30 points. Nevertheless, she still got a gushy TV spot with MSNBC’s Morning Joe.”

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