Amy McGrath is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent Andy Barr of Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. Although Barr won his last re-election by over 20 points, the district, last represented by a Democrat in 2012, has more registered Democrats than Republicans. Pollsters Cook, Sabato, and Inside Elections consider the district to be competitive and only “leaning” Republican, and the DCCC has targeted it for its “Red to Blue” program. Let’s help McGrath win this seat!
McGrath was born and raised in Kentucky, graduated from the US Naval Academy, and spent 20 years in the Marines. Among her other accomplishments, she was the first female Marine fighter pilot to fly combat missions (89 total). After she retired from the military, she returned to Kentucky with her husband and 3 children. Among her issues are universal healthcare coverage; teachers’ pensions; climate change; sexual harassment; and common-sense gun regulation. Barr votes with Trump’s position on legislation 95% of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight. A civilian his entire career, he is heavily backed by coal executives and coal industry PACs even there is not one active coal mine left in the district. McGrath is going to need help to counter Barr’s attacks, get her progressive message to the voters, and win this campaign.