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  • Why The Numbers Behind Mitch McConnell’s Re-Election Don’t Add Up

    12/19/2020 12:29:22 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 69 replies
    DCReport ^ | December 19, 2020 | Alison Greene
    On a Thursday in August in Louisville, months before the 2020 election, a parade of cars filled with Kentucky Teamster representatives and labor groups, showed their fury at Mitch McConnell’s constant blocking of critical COVID aid. They drove by McConnell’s office raucously honking and bearing signs saying “Mitch better have my money.”In 2017, a Public Policy Polling Survey asked Kentuckians, “Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Mitch McConnell’s job performance?” Only 18% approved. He clawed his rating back up to 39% on the eve of the election.So, what exactly drove these angry Kentuckians to re-elect Mitch McConnell with a...
  • McGrath says McConnell's plan to give potential Ginsburg replacement a Senate vote 'total BS'

    09/23/2020 9:41:43 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    WDRB-TV ^ | 9/21/2020
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath said she vehemently opposes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan to hold pre-election confirmation hearings to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Total BS,” McGrath said.
  • Amy McGrath Equates Supporting Her Campaign to Serving in Uniform

    09/06/2020 10:27:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/4/2020 | Collin Anderson
    Vets fume at McGrath's 'degrading' comparison of campaign work to combat Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath compared supporting her campaign to serving in uniform, prompting condemnation from a group of Kentucky veterans. During an August 29 virtual event, McGrath told members of her veterans coalition that by "helping this campaign," they were "doing as much" to help the country as when they "wore the uniform." "What you are doing in helping this campaign, you are literally helping your country," McGrath said. "I would say you are doing as much, right now, in being part of this effort, as you were...
  • In New York, AOC's candidate won the primary. Nationally, progressives are losing.

    07/18/2020 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 7/17/20 | David Mark
    **SNIP** But to believe Bowman’s ouster of Engel is a sign that the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party is taking over would be a severe misreading of the political landscape at the congressional level - and nationally. She attracts an inordinate amount of attention for a first-term lawmaker, keeping up an active and innovative social media presence, and appearing frequently on television. It’s easy to conflate the publicity with political influence. In fact, the vast majority of Justice Democrats who have run over the past two House cycles have lost, often in humiliating fashion. Since emerging on the national...
  • Tuesday Primary Thread: 6 things to watch

    06/23/2020 12:53:06 AM PDT · by RandFan · 97 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 23 | Bridget Bowman, Niels Lesniewski, Stephanie Akin, and Chris Cioffi
    The successor to prison-bound former Rep. Chris Collins and the challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be decided Tuesday along with nominees for dozens of House seats as six states hold elections. But it may take several days for votes to be counted as states cope with an expected surge in mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. Elections in Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia had already been delayed, while South Carolina’s runoffs for state-level offices were always planned for Tuesday.In New York, Kentucky and North Carolina, which is hosting a GOP runoff for White...
  • Louisville polling place remains open until 6:30 p.m. after voters temporarily locked out

    06/23/2020 6:00:15 PM PDT · by Coronal · 2 replies
    Paducah Sun ^ | June 23, 2020
    LOUISVILLE, KY — As polls began closing in the parts of Kentucky in the Eastern Time zone Tuesday, State Rep. Charles Booker's U.S. Senate campaign requested an injunction from the Jefferson Circuit Court to extend voting hours until 9 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center. In a news release, the campaign said it filed a petition for the injunction because of reports of serious traffic delays at the Kentucky Expo Center, which served as a polling location in Louisville. After the petition was filed, the doors were unlocked and remained open until 6:30 p.m., NBC affiliate WAVE-TV reports. “For hours,...
  • Dem establishment favorite McGrath faces last-minute primary threat from the left in bid for McConnell seat

    06/15/2020 12:30:07 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath of Kentucky – showcasing her grassroots appeal – took to Twitter this weekend to tout her fundraising prowess. McGrath – who many Democrats hope will be the candidate to topple Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – noted that “we've crossed our 1 millionth donation mark. While the average donation hasn't changed, our grassroots team has grown stronger across KY. This is how we win - together.” The former U.S. Marine fighter pilot hauled in a whopping $11.3 million the past three months, outraising McConnell in the second quarter of fundraising. And with a massive campaign...
  • Amy McGrath Attended Dinner Hosted by Radical Muslim Group CAIR

    10/22/2019 6:07:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/22/2019 | Brent Scher
    As Democrat Amy McGrath was laying the groundwork for her Senate bid, she attended a dinner hosted by the Kentucky chapter of a radical anti-Israel organization that has been tied to funding of global terror networks. The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known best as CAIR, posted multiple pictures of McGrath in attendance at its annual dinner on May 11, 2019. She is currently featured in the main photo of the group's Facebook page. McGrath launched her long-shot bid to unseat Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell in early July. Her first filing shows, however, that the campaign...
  • Jones says McGrath’s campaign got him pulled from TV show. But did she get him fired?

    08/19/2019 6:07:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 19, 2019 | Daniel Desrochers
    Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones used his radio show Monday to wade into the controversy over LEX18’s decision to fire him last week, saying the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath got him pulled from his television show last month. “I knew they had done it,” Jones said Monday morning, adding that he was reluctant to say anything publicly because he didn’t want to appear whiny. He stopped short of directly blaming McGrath for his ultimate firing on Friday, unlike an article published Sunday by online publication The Intercept that cited anonymous sources who said McGrath campaign manager...
  • ‘Authenticity problems.’ Matt Jones slams Amy McGrath as he’s courted to challenge her.

    07/11/2019 8:41:20 PM PDT · by kaintucky · 13 replies
    Lexington herald leader ^ | July 2019 | Daniel Desrochers
    Lexington Herald Leader Logo‘Authenticity problems.’ Matt Jones slams Amy McGrath as he’s courted to challenge her. | Lexington Herald Leader POLITICS & GOVERNMENT ‘Authenticity problems.’ Matt Jones slams Amy McGrath as he’s courted to challenge her. BY DANIEL DESROCHERS JULY 11, 2019 06:53 PM Louisville Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, had harsh criticisms Thursday for the roll-out of former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath’s campaign to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The popular sports radio host, who started his time on stage at a Kentucky Chamber of Commerce business summit by saying he still hasn’t decided whether...
  • McConnell challenger Amy McGrath says she raised $2.5 million in 24 hours after announcing bid

    07/11/2019 4:16:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Boston Globe . NYTimes ^ | July 10, 2019
    Amy McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot who is seeking to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2020, raised $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign, her campaign manager said Wednesday. The fundraising haul eclipsed the first-day totals raised by some heavyweight contenders in the presidential race, including Sens Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. It suggests that McGrath retains some of the star power she harnessed during her failed bid last year to capture a House seat in Kentucky. It is also an indication of just how badly Democrats want to oust McConnell, the Senate...
  • Amy McGrath walks back remarks on Kavanaugh confirmation

    07/11/2019 3:40:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 7/10/19 | Niels Lesniewski
    Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath reversed course Wednesday night on whether she would have voted for Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, just a day after launching her campaign to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath tweeted that she would have voted against Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court, after saying in an interview with the Louisville Courier-Journal earlier in the day that she “probably would have voted for him.” McGrath told the newspaper that the allegations of sexual misconduct raised by Christine Blasey Ford during the Kavanaugh confirmation process were credible, but she did not consider them disqualifying. “I...
  • Morning Joe Awards 11 Minutes to Liberal Democrat Running Against Mitch McConnell

    07/09/2019 7:53:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If this doesn't constitute an in-kind campaign contribution, what in the heck would? Today's Morning Joe devoted an 11-minute segment to promoting the candidacy of Amy McGrath, a Democrat who has announced her candidacy to run for the US Senate seat from Kentucky against Mitch McConnell. Even before McGrath appeared, Morning Joe ran the entirety of her minute-long announcement ad. And in ending the interminable segment, the panel repeatedly pushed people to McGrath's website, suggesting that they donate. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Groups Raising Money for Democrat McGrath to 'Ditch Mitch' McConnell

    03/27/2019 9:41:40 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 12, 2019 | Eric Mack
    After losing in this past November's midterm election for the House, former fighter pilot Amy McGrath, a Kentucky Democrat, is being propped up by fundraising groups to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in 2020, according to The Hill. Read Newsmax: The Hill: Groups Raising Money for Amy McGrath to Ditch Mitch |
  • Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr are top 2020 targets for Emily’s List

    03/01/2019 6:18:16 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 3/1/2019 | Lesley Clark
    WASHINGTON Emily’s List is naming Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Andy Barr as two of its top targets for 2020. The Senate Majority Leader and Barr, a Lexington Republican, are among the first round of candidates the Democratic group that backs women running for office is putting “On Notice” as part of its opposition program targeting 43 House Republicans and six Senate Republicans. Kentucky may be tough for Democrats, who unsuccessfully challenged Barr in 2018, but Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, said “after flipping the House with Democratic women in 2018, we’re ready to send more Republicans packing...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • [KY-6] Barr releases first attack ad against McGrath

    08/09/2018 7:02:34 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/6/2018 | Michon Lindstrom
    LEXINGTON- U.S. Representative Andy Barr, R-Lexington, has released his first attack ad against opponent Amy McGrath. The ad paints the former fighter pilot as “too liberal” for the sixth congressional district and uses clips of McGrath from various interviews and speeches. It is the second ad released by Barr. The race between Andy Barr and McGrath is tight, with Sabato’s Crystal Ball and Cook Political Report listing the race as a toss-up.
  • [KY-6] McGrath [D] Campaign: Calling Combat Veteran soft on borders "beyond insulting"

    08/09/2018 6:45:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | 8/8/2018 | Michon Lindstrom
    Conservative Washington Political Action Committees are pumping money into Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District and attacking Democratic Candidate Amy McGrath. The Congressional Leadership Fund released three ads on Wednesday in the district attacking Amy McGrath for being too liberal, soft on borders, and against the tax reform plan. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the radio ad paints Amy McGrath “as liberal as Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders”. The first ad features local mother, Hannah Thornton, who benefited from the GOP tax plan. In the ad, she criticizes McGrath for being opposed to “a tax cut for working moms.” The second...