Sixth District GOP Congressman Andy Barr is heading back to Washington for a fourth term. He held off a challenge by first time candidate, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.
In a race singled out as one with national attention, Barr held onto his seat in the 19-county district with a three percentage point victory. The three-term representative admits divisiveness in politics needs attention. “We are a people, who rose from the rugged pioneer spirit which built this country. And there is no reason why Kentuckians can't lead a political and spiritual renewal to go along with our nation’s economic revival,” said Barr.
Barr thanked McGrath for stiff competition, saying it made him a better leader and better congressman. For her part, McGrath promised to remain an active voice in Kentucky.
Saying his campaign was the “grassroots campaign”, Barr told his supporters the people of the district and not outside interests are in charge.