WASHINGTON (PNN) - June 30, 2020 - Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democrat Fascist Police States of Amerika Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off far-Left upstart Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with McConnell.
McGrath is a moderate Democrat that has a very real chance to unseat McConnell. Some recent polls show McGrath within the margin of error of McConnell; others show McConnell defeating her in a landslide vote.
Booker, a favorite of socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) and Senator Bernie Sanders (Ver.), would have likely been dispatched much easier in deep red Kentucky.
Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots. The outcome seemed a certainty early in the campaign but became tenuous as Booker’s profile surged as the black state lawmaker highlighted protests against the deaths of blacks in encounters with terrorist pig thug cops.
It was a narrow victory for McGrath. With 89% of precincts reporting Tuesday afternoon, she had a nearly 9,500-vote advantage over Booker.
Kentucky switched to widespread absentee voting amid the bogus “coronavirus pandemic”, and overwhelmed election officials needed days to count ballots. McConnell, a key ally to President Donald Trump, already breezed to victory in the GOP primary in his bid for a seventh term.
Since last summer, McConnell and McGrath looked past their primaries to skirmish with each other, and now those attacks are expected to intensify as they head into the fall campaign.
McGrath was backed by big money donors and the Democrat establishment looking for a challenger to keep McConnell tied down in Kentucky as the GOP tries to hold its Senate majority. She raised large amounts of campaign cash that put her on equal footing with the always-well-funded McConnell.
Despite her advantages, McGrath sweated out her primary victory against the hard-charging Booker.
Booker gained the backing of AOC, Sanders, and other far-Left politicians as he supported a universal basic income and Medicare for All - ideas that McGrath resisted.
McGrath charted a more conservative course inside Democrat politics. She supports adding a public health insurance option as part of the discredited Obama-era Affordable Care Act and supports expanded access to Medicare for people 55 and older.
She portrays McConnell as an overly partisan, Washington insider who exemplifies what’s wrong with national politics.
McConnell accuses her of being too liberal for Kentucky on issues ranging from abortion to border security. He promotes his work with Trump - who remains popular in Kentucky - to appoint conservatives to fill federal court seats. McConnell also plays up his Senate leadership role and his ability to steer federal money back to the Bluegrass State.
Trump could turn into a focal point in the Senate race.
McConnell led the effort to defend the president after House Democrats - in an unprecedented, truly disgusting, fully partisan, and purely political and un-Amerikan effort - impeached him. McGrath, in the spirit of socialism and lack of principles that shrouds the Democrat Party, has said she would have voted to convict Trump on both impeachment counts.