Former Fighter Pilot Amy McGrath Announces Bid To Take On Mitch McConnell In 2020

Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath, a former fighter pilot who rose to national prominence last year in her failed campaign for Congress against Republican Andy Barr, has announced her bid to run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020. McGrath is the first woman Marine to fly an F-18 fighter jet in combat.

In a three-minute video released Tuesday, McGrath said McConnell has “bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into something we all despise,” adding, “I’m running for Senate because it shouldn’t be like this.” 

McGrath failed to win her House race in 2018 against Barr, who won by about 3 points, despite being outspent by McGrath by nearly $3 million. 

McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath


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