Democrat Amy McGrath announced she is challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020.
The ex-Marine and former congressional candidate released a short campaign video titled “The Letter” on Tuesday, that shows her and other Kentuckians sending letters to their senator with concerns that were left unanswered.
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
“Everything that’s wrong in Washington had to start some place. How did it come to this?” McGrath said the video. “That even within our own families, we can’t talk to each other about the leaders of our country anymore without anger and blame.”
McConnell “was elected a lifetime ago,” she said, “and has — bit by bit, year by year — turned Washington into something we all despise.”
“How do we reconcile our belief in basic human decency with our anger at this who block progress at all costs?” she asked. “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.”
McGrath failed in 2018 to unseat Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) in the state’s 6th Congressional District.
“Amy McGrath blew a suburban KY House race in 2018 despite spending huge amounts of money. Statewide in 2020 against @Team_Mitch will be infinitely more difficult,” tweeted National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Jesse Hunt. “Why? She’s still the same person who called herself “the most progressive person in Kentucky.”
Amy McGrath blew a suburban KY House race in 2018 despite spending huge amounts of money. Statewide in 2020 against @Team_Mitch will be infinitely more difficult.— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) July 9, 2019
Why? She’s still the same person who called herself “the most progressive person in Kentucky” https://t.co/b7c9oq8Rrb