- The editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky’s largest newspapers, approved Amy McGrath for Mitch McConnell in office for 36 years.
- “McConnell pretends to care about Kentucky and the country, but over and over he has chosen the GOP,” the editorial board said.
- Senate Majority Leader McConnell is one of the most high-profile Republicans in the country. McGrath has raised over $ 46 million, surpassing McConnell’s $ 36 million so far in their campaign.
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One of Kentucky’s largest newspapers, the Lexington Herald-Leader endorsed candidate Amy McGrath in place of Senator Mitch McConnell.
“That choice is Amy McGrath, a longtime Democrat defying incumbent and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,”
The editorial board praised McGrath and said it “understands that Kentuckians suffer from the inability to address the economic, educational and health needs that left the state at the bottom of most of the charts during McConnell’s tenure.”
McGrath is a former Navy fighter pilot who is challenging McConnell in office for 36 years for the Senate. He defeated Kentucky Representative Charles Booker in the Democratic primary for the Senate race. Although McGrath overtook McConnell in the cash race this campaign, each candidate raising over $ 46 million and $ 36 million respectively, Business Insider’s Grace Panetta previously reported that McGrath is unlikely to defeat one of the highest-profile Republicans.
As the Senate majority leader, McConnell was a key player for the Republican party and a staunch defender of the president. However, in the run up to the election, an economist said McConnell “expects Trump to lose” and is unlikely to rush to back a stimulus bill as he would not want to jeopardize his personal stakes for being the Senate leader. .
“McConnell claims to be interested in Kentucky and the country, but over and over he has chosen the GOP,” the Herald-Leader editorial board said. “On numerous occasions, when he could have stopped the Trump administration’s worst excesses, he has chosen to do nothing or favor the president, as evidenced by his maneuvers to ensure that Trump’s impeachment process ends quickly with acquittal. “.