Former USMC Fighter Pilot To Challenge McConnell

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:

Former Marine Corps fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced Tuesday that she wants to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November 2020, ending months of speculation about whether she’d try to take out one of the most powerful political figures in the country.

In a three-minute video on social media and on the MSNBC show Morning Joe, McGrath touched on familiar themes from her failed 2018 bid to defeat U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington — her military service, healthcare, gridlock in Congress — while painting a bullseye on McConnell, blaming him for the dysfunction in the nation’s capital.

McGrath narrowly lost her 2018 House bid.