LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ending months of speculation, former fighter pilot Amy McGrath announces she’s running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020.
McGrath announced her candidacy similar to the way she announced her bid for the Sixth Congressional District, with a well made video.
In the video titled “The Letter”, McGrath explains how when she was 13 she wrote McConnell a letter, but never heard back.
“I’m Amy McGrath, and I’ve often wondered ‘how many other people did Mitch McConnell never take the time to write back or even think about?” she says in the video.
The video goes on to blame McConnell for the “dysfunction and chaos” in Washington. Much like her 2018 bid it appears McGrath will be running heavily on her career as a fighter pilot.
“I learned as a daughter, a mom, a Marine and a fighter pilot that the mission can never be forgotten,” she says in the video.
It didn’t take long for McConnell’s campaign team to respond to news of his challenger, releasing a video on social media already trying to portray her as too liberal for Kentucky – a tactic used heavily by Representative Andy Barr (KY-6th District) in his tough race against her in 2018.
McGrath served 20 years in the Marines and became the first woman to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18 fighter jet.