•   
  •   
  •   

Politics One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorsed Mitch McConnell challenger Amy McGrath

23:25  17 october  2020
23:25  17 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

McGrath faces strong headwinds in mission to oust McConnell

  McGrath faces strong headwinds in mission to oust McConnell LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Amy McGrath was in elementary school when Mitch McConnell was first elected to the Senate. Now, 36 years later, the Democrat who reached her dreams of becoming a military aviator has set her sights on a mission no one else has achieved — ending the Republican leader's career. The retired Marine combat pilot will have to overcome strong headwinds to deny McConnell a seventh term. While many Republican Senate candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, McConnell appears to be benefiting from his key role in executing the president's agenda.

Mitch McConnell standing in front of a microphone: A $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits will expire at the end of July. Republican leaders and the White House are in talks about what to do next. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images © Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images A $600-a-week boost to unemployment benefits will expire at the end of July. Republican leaders and the White House are in talks about what to do next. Ting Shen/Xinhua via Getty Images
  • The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, endorsed Amy McGrath over 36-year incumbent Mitch McConnell.
  • "McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," the editorial board stated.
  • Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the most high-profile Republicans in the country. McGrath has raised over $46 million, topping McConnell's $36 million so far in their campaign.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

One of Kentucky's largest newspapers, the Lexington Herald-Leader endorsed candidate Amy McGrath over Senator Mitch McConnell.

Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why.

  Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings had. Here's why. Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings lacked the drama of Brett Kavanaugh's proceedings. Here's why.Democrats warned of the precedent set if Republicans rushed through a nominee in the middle of a pandemic and presidential election, arguing no nominee should be considered until after voters cast ballots. They rattled off threats to slow the process, teasing a host of tools that could bog down the hearings, with some lawmakers even publicly suggesting launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

"That choice is Amy McGrath, a Democrat challenging longtime incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell," the paper's editorial board wrote in an op-ed. "During his 36 years in office, McConnell has made it perfectly clear that his only passion is the pursuit of power, his own and that of the Republican Party. For that reason alone, we would endorse his opponent."

The editorial board praised McGrath and said she "understands that Kentuckians are suffering from the failure to address the economic, educational and health care needs that have left the state at the bottom of most rankings during McConnell's tenure."


Video: Sen. David Perdue criticized for mispronouncing Sen. Kamala Harris’ name (TODAY)

McGrath is a former Marine fighter pilot who is challenging 36-year incumbent McConnell for senate. She defeated Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker in the Democratic primary for the senate race. Although McGrath topped McConnell in the money race in this campaign, each candidate raising over $46 million and $36 million respectively, Business Insider's Grace Panetta previously reported that it is unlikely McGrath will defeat one of the most high-profile Republicans.

Fact check: Image showing fly on Amy Coney Barrett’s shoulder during hearing posted as a joke

  Fact check: Image showing fly on Amy Coney Barrett’s shoulder during hearing posted as a joke A viral image of a fly on Amy Coney Barrett's shoulder during her Senate hearing is satirical. The poster and video footage confirm there was no fly.A viral image appears to show a fly on Barrett’s shoulder as she sat during the first day of her Senate hearings. A timestamp in the top left corner of the images reveals that it was taken at 2:08 p.m. ET on Capitol Hill.

As Senate Majority Leader, McConnell has been a key player for the Republican party and a steadfast defender of the president. However, nearing the election, an economist said McConnell "expects Trump to lose" and will be unlikely to rush backing a stimulus bill as he would not want to jeopardize his personal stakes to be the senate leader.

"McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," the Herald-Leader's editorial board said. "On numerous occasions, when he could have stopped the worst excesses of the Trump administration, he has chosen to do nothing or to abet the president, as evidenced by his maneuvers to ensure that Trump's impeachment trial quickly ended in acquittal."

Dueling attacks in Kentucky's big-spending Senate race

  Dueling attacks in Kentucky's big-spending Senate race LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Flush with a late burst of campaign cash in her bid to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Democrat Amy McGrath is using some of her money to amplify an awkward moment for the powerful majority leader from their exchange about the coronavirus in their televised debate. McGrath, fresh off her best quarterly fundraising haul, unveiled a TV ad Friday that replayed a scene of McConnell laughing as she attacked his role in the federal response to the pandemic. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Read the original article on Business Insider

What Polls Say About Mitch McConnell vs. Amy McGrath With Less Than Two Weeks to the Election .
Recent polls show the Democratic candidate trailing McConnell in the Kentucky Senate race.In a new survey by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy last week, which surveyed 625 registered and likely voters in Kentucky, McConnell leads McGrath by 9 percentage points, with 51 percent of Kentucky voters supporting McConnell's reelection, 42 percent supporting McGrath, 4 percent backing libertarian candidate Brad Barron and 3 percent undecided.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 4
This is interesting!