Mitch McConnell's Senate Majority Leader has a Democratic challenger!
In a campaign announcement video, Amy McGrath customs when she was 13 years old, she wrote a letter to McConnell about becoming a woman fighter pilot and serving her country. McGrath has been dismissing Kentuckians for years by McGrath, who has been flying a military career as a former naval fighter pilot that includes flying 89 combat missions bombing al Qaeda and the Taliban. If her career in the military was that stellar, surely they'd do in politics, right? Well, not exactly McGrath ran for Congress in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District and lost against Republican Rep. Andy Barr in 201
Now, she's running state-of-the-art in a Trump carried by 30 points.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski called McGrath's campaign announcement "an incredible rollout," while frequent panelist Mike Barnicle called it "incredibly powerful," asking her how donors can donate to her campaign by asking for her website.
New York Times reporter Trip Gabriel briefly McGrath to Luke Skywalker taking on McConnell's Darth Vader
Mitch McConnell liked to call himself Darth Vader in the Senate. Looks like Amy McGrath will run as Luke Skywalker. https://t.co/xZZpu0uGAi
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel)
July 9, 2019
Given McConnell's unpopularity with the press, it's pretty clear that coverage will favor McGrath throughout this race – even if the odds don't.