Skip to comments.Amy McGrath soars to victory over Jim Gray in Kentucky. Battle with Andy Barr is next.
Posted on 05/22/2018 9:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
RICHMOND Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath surged to victory over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a November election that will attract national money and attention as Democrats try to make Kentucky part of a possible blue wave in 2018.
"Can you believe this?" McGrath asked the crowd at her victory party in Richmond. "What happened tonight was amazing. I couldn't be more humbled and more honored to be standing here tonight as your nominee."
She is a candidate who fits the Democratic moment. The former fighter pilot the first woman Marine to fly into combat in an F-18 is a political newcomer at a time Democrats across the country are looking for a fresh response to the 2016 election of President Donald Trump.
There are no women in Kentucky's congressional delegation.
Gray was widely perceived as the front-runner when he entered the race last December after months of encouragement from national Democrats. That encouragement was quickly used by McGraths campaign to paint Lexington's first openly gay mayor as the establishment candidate, a definition he was never able to shake.
Andy Barr, R-Lexington, coasted to victory over his primary opponent, Chuck Eddy, a self-defined moderate Republican who ran a limited campaign, setting up whats expected to be a competitive and expensive general election in the fall.
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I love how the anti-military Democrats always seem to find vets to run in Red States.
How can the first woman Marine to fly into combat in an F-18 be running as a Democrat?
Maybe she has a wife.
Because she’s an EX-Marine.
No self respecting Marine with a shred of honor would ever run as a democrat.
I hate to say this, but she is about the fifth female who was the first in combat or some such ground breaking in the field of war.
I give her credit and respect, but that would not influence my vote.
>> I love how the anti-military Democrats always seem to find vets to run in Red States.
Simply because Democrats are shameless.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray was one of the two mayors that torn down two Confederate monuments.
Glad the asswipe got beat by the girl.
A simple reminder to voters in this Republican district: Amy McGrath’s first vote would be to elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and to place all the deranged, treasonous Stalinists in charge of all committees and to launch a coup d’état against the duly elected President of the United States all because he failed to lose against Hillary.
So, KY-6 voters, still voting for Amy ?
Jim Gray, more like Jim Gay.
If Democrats get majority consider the committee chairman who are now ranking members.
I.e. Pallone, Lowey, Waters, Defazio.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seniority_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives
She married a USN LCDR and has 3 kids... with any luck she’d be a blue dog democrat (RINO) if she gets in.
Or stand for being called and "ex-Marine"....
Amy McGrath is a wolf in sheep's clothing. She fits the profile of a candidate who can appeal to many voters. Satan is cunning and seductive.
What she says she will do may be contrary to the Democratic leadership and honestly felt during her campaign.
She may not know that she is just telling one lie after another.
The Democrat machine will "straighten" her out after she is elected, to follow Nancy Pelosi, support the culture of death, same sex marriage, abortion, higher taxes, and the homosexual lobby.
The only way Democrats can win is to be less than truthful. They love low-information voters!
So running as a Rat, does she support mentally-ill trannies in the military and men in womens bathrooms?
Get her on the record.
Her Republican opponent is a lawyer who seems to have had an undistinguished career in Congress...advantage McGrath.
Is the KY-6 a liberal stronghold? She scored more votes from democrats (48,859 out of 100,418) than republicans voted (47,372). Republicans have held this seat for only 5 years and if they don’t vote this year, she may win this seat.
It’s pretty liberal and anchored by Lexington, the home of the University of Kentucky.
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