Amy McGrath began her military career by attending the United States Naval Academy. From there she began a decorated military career flying combat missions in both Afghanistan and Iraq. She first ran for public office in 2018, narrowly losing the Republican Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th District.
Democrats have long found fault with Mitch McConnell’s performance as the Senate Majority Leader. There are multiple fundraising efforts that hope to help unseat the long serving Senator. Those organizations now have a new champion as McGrath has announced her intention to take on McConnell.
McGrath, who retired from a 20 year military career in 2017, released a campaign video entitled, The Letter. She introduced the video by tweeting, “I’m running to replace Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him. With your help, we can defeat Mitch and defend democracy.”
I’m running to replace Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate. Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him. With your help, we can defeat Mitch and defend democracy. Join us: https://t.co/c4b0WAp4ji pic.twitter.com/DNLjFkHGua
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) July 9, 2019
McGrath had been recruited to take on McConnell by Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. In the video, the challenger asks, “Everything that’s wrong in Washington had to start some place. How did it come to this? That even within our own families, we can’t talk to each other about the leaders of our country anymore without anger and blame.”
She then tells voters that she can help get the country back to its previous level of respect and prestige. According to McGrath, There is a path to resetting our countries moral compass, where each of us is heard and we can become once again the moral and economic leader of a world in disarray.”
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