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Amy McGrath

US Senate Kentucky Democrat
Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath has been a lifelong advocate for Kentuckians. At 13 years old, she wrote to ask her elected officials to allow women to serve in combat roles in the military, but never heard back from her senator, Mitch McConnell. After the law was finally changed, McGrath was commissioned as a Marine Corps officer, serving three combat tours over 20 years in the Marines and earning several awards along the way. After her operational flying tours, McGrath built an impressive career in the public sector, working on the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, in the Pentagon, and in the US Naval Academy before retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel and moving back home to Kentucky to raise her family.

Now McGrath is on a mission to serve the people of Kentucky by replacing the senator that wouldn’t write her back all those years ago: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. As a veteran and gun owner, Amy understands the responsibilities of safe gun ownership. Her opponent, on the other hand, has been the key figure delaying Senate action on crucial legislation such as universal background checks. Mitch McConnell has done the bidding of NRA leadership by blocking Senate action on gun safety legislation that would make Kentuckians—and all Americans—safer. In the Senate, McGrath will be a fearless advocate for the American people, as she has always has been, and will fight to finally end the inaction that has put American lives at risk for far too long.

We are proud to endorse Amy McGrath for the US Senate in 2020.


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