Democrat Amy McGrath, who is running to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, finished 2019 with a $6 million fundraising haul to add to her impressive war chest heading into 2020. The former Marine Corps veteran has raised nearly $17 million since launching her campaign in July and is entering this election year with $9.1 million in cash on hand. McGrath’s campaign manager, Mark Nickolas, told Newsweek her fundraising is “unlike anything I’ve ever seen.”
In response to McGrath’s fundraising, McConnell’s campaign manager Kevin Golden told Newsweek: “Any left-wing name on the ballot against Mitch McConnell will raise tens of millions from liberal elites in New York and California who want to eliminate Kentucky’s power to shape policy in Washington. What they can’t do is invent left-wing voters in Kentucky who would cast a ballot for a candidate who would erase their voice like Amy McGrath.”
Ray and Diane wrote me about their daughter, who works in a hospital diabetes education unit. She sees the result of overpriced insulin on patients daily.
I’ve heard too many of these stories. In the Senate, unlike Mitch, I’ll actually tackle the problem of rising drug prices.
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) January 9, 2020
After serving in combat, the responsibility of Congress to vote to reauthorize the use of military force in war is personal to me, but Mitch doesn’t have the guts to do this.
I won’t back away from my Constitutional duty in the Senate.
Help me get there:https://t.co/SCqRnM4mYn
— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) January 7, 2020