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August 12, 2020

What You Need to Know About the Kentucky Senate Race 2020

An interesting general election is bound to take place in Kentucky as everyone is waiting to know all that is going to unfold on 3rd November 2020. With two candidates coming to the forefront, the outcome cannot be anticipated with a narrow majority of 53-47 for the Republicans. So to get the complete picture, let us learn more about these candidates and how things are doing so far.

1. Amy McGrath

The Democratic establishment has put its weight behind Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot. While her previous victory was a close encounter with Charles Booker, the Democratic side is sure about placing her at the helm of things. McGrath has called herself a “fiscal conservative” in 2017 as she stood as a moderate Democrat by positioning herself in Kentucky. Through time, she managed to climb the ladder and reach the top.

Looking into her 20-year tenure will give you a brief idea about Amy McGrath as an individual. She was the first woman to fly a combat mission for the Marines, and she subsequently flew 88 more, soon after retirement in the year 2017, McGrath was chosen as the Democratic nominee for Kentucky’s sixth congressional district. But the outcome bore no fruit as she narrowly lost to Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

2. Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

From the Republican side, we have Mitch McConnell, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984. Since then he has been re-elected five times, which eventually made him the longest-serving senator from Kentucky. Under his leadership, the Senate was known for its record-setting judicial appointments even confirming the President’s 200th judicial nominee. Before running for Congress, McConnell served as Jefferson County Judge and Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Gerald Ford.

The nickname of “Grim Reaper” is something that is widely used to describe Mitch McConnell. In fact, he has embraced the name by telling people to think of him as the guy who is going to ensure that socialism does not land on the President’s desk. With all that in hand, Mitch McConnell has placed himself forward as a confident individual who wants to win the race.

Conclusion

According to Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the Kentucky race is likely to turn towards the Republican side. If that seems to be the outcome, then the main reason might be due to the points put forward by Mitch McConnell. In recent times, his team has spoken widely about McGrath’s support for President Trump’s impeachment, her opposition to the border wall and her record on the topic of abortion. Regardless of all that, we will have to wait to know more about the outcome.

 

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