In the Kentucky Senate, primary Democrat, Ret. On Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath opened a slight lead over progressive Charles Booker on Tuesday with over 80% of the votes counted to determine who will hire majority leader Mitch McConnell in November.
McGrath took Booker from 44.9 percent to 43.4 percent, or a margin of about 7,200 votes, with 84 percent of the state’s fences, according to NBC News.
The result is going well for McGrath because it is going well with absent grades and Booker did not do as well as he needed in Jefferson County, home in Louisville.
The race, which has changed leaders multiple times since the polls ended last Tuesday, remains too close to be called, NBC News plans. It stayed tight for a week due to the fact that it took days to count hundreds of thousands of mail-order votes.
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Booker’s candidacy received support from legislators and progressive groups, while McGrath is supported by numerous Democrats from institutions including Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Booker, who supports “Medicare for All”, the green New Deal and universal basic income and has campaigned against inequality and racial injustice, has repeatedly tweeted messages of hope about the race in recent days.
“We amaze the world,” tweeted Booker Tuesday morning before NBC News called the race.
McGrath, who saw a first wave of enthusiasm for her application after joining the race last year, had initially been a favorite.
As of June 3, he had raised over $ 41 million, according to the most recent archives. But he had to dive into that ad money to fight a late wave of Booker, who entered the race only in January.
Booker joined the police protests over the murder of Breonna Taylor, a Louisville woman who was shot dead in her apartment on March 13 by a police who executed a warrant “without knocking” and got the approval of Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., among others.
It also raised a problem with McGrath’s inability to join protests against Taylor’s death – leading her to air an announcement denigrating George Floyd’s death. Booker noted that he did not mention Taylor in the advertisement.