Amy Mcgrath

Mary Meehan

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate is actively recruiting a challenger to take on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has met with Amy McGrath, the Democratic nominee in last year’s race for Kentucky’s 6th District U.S. House seat. McGrath lost that race by three points.

But the retired Marine fighter pilot gained national attention during the race as one of several female military veterans who ran for Congress.

The only announced Democrat in the 2019 Kentucky governor’s race says his vision for the Commonwealth remains the same, no matter how the field shapes up.  Attorney General Andy Beshear made his remarks during a stop in Lexington today for a mail scam awareness event.

Barr Heads Back To Washington For Fourth Term

Nov 7, 2018
Stu Johnson

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.

Cheri Lawson

Retired Marine pilot and Democrat Amy McGrath’s first run for political office came up short, but she did mount a strong campaign against GOP incumbent Congressman Andy Barr.  The three-term representative won by three percentage points.

Long Waits, Strong Opinions Mark Kentucky's Midterm Vote

Nov 6, 2018
Mary Meehan

Long lines and sharply divided opinions were the theme of the day as central Kentucky voters went to the polls to cast midterm ballots Tuesday.

KET Congressional Forum Includes Lively Interaction

Oct 30, 2018
Stu Johnson

With a week remaining before voters make a decision in the hotly contested sixth district congressional race, the two most well-known candidates met for the first time in a public forum.   GOP Representative Andy Barr and Democrat Amy McGrath along with Libertarian Frank Harris participated in Monday’s KET program.

Cheri Lawson

For central Kentuckians with political interests, particularly Republican or Democrat, this past weekend was historic.  On Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats for Sixth District first time congressional challenger Amy McGrath.  Then the next day, Richmond was center stage for President Donald Trump who stumped for GOP incumbent Congressman Andy Barr. 

Sixth District Candidates on Space Force Option

Sep 4, 2018

With more than two months until Kentucky voters cast their ballots, it appears the sixth district congressional race will likely attract consistent attention between now and then. 

Both candidates are working to make their case every chance they get.


Congressman Andy Barr was in Frankfort on Tuesday, touting his efforts in passing a bill that rolled back parts of the Dodd-Frank consumer protection act.

Dodd-Frank set up banking oversight in the wake of the 2008 financial disaster. 

Barr is a Republican who represents Kentucky’s 6th Congressional district. He says the measure made it harder for people in rural areas to get access to credit. 

“By reducing the number of community financial institutions, Dodd Frank regulations clogged the plumbing of our economy. Especially in rural and underserved communities,”

If the production and airing of political advertisements is any indication, political pundits might say the sixth congressional district race has generated a lot of attention for August.  Reports the central Kentucky contest between GOP incumbent Andy Barr and Democrat Amy McGrath is being viewed with a national lens.

Stu Johnson

Using the renovated historic Fayette County Courthouse as a backdrop, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Friday offered a formal endorsement for 6th Congressional District candidate Amy McGrath.  

Cheri Lawson

Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath won the Democratic nomination in Kentucky’s 6th congressional district last night. The crowd at a community potluck supper in Richmond cheered when Lexington Mayor Jim Gray conceded the race.

Stu Johnson

The Sixth District Congressional race features six Democrats hoping to replace incumbent Andy Barr. As the May 22nd primary approaches, we’ll hear from three candidates who hope to be competing in the fall in the first of two reports.

Stu Johnson

Three Central Kentucky Democrats vying for Congress participated in a WLEX televised debate last night at Transylvania University. This is the first time these three candidates laid out their platforms during this type of format.

The hour long debate heard on WEKU opened with each candidate talking about key planks in their political platforms.  For former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath it was working to protect the Affordable Care Act. “The Affordable Care Act was never perfect, but it was something that greatly benefitted Kentucky,” said McGrath.

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath's political ad took the Internet (or at least the political corner of the Internet) by storm this week, but she tells NPR that she doesn't typically love being fussed over.

"People who know me personally know me as an introvert," she said. "I'm not somebody who seeks attention."

No matter, though; when the Kentucky native released an ad announcing she would run in 2018 as a Democrat in her state's 6th Congressional District, she earned swooning praise from liberals and even impressed some conservatives. In the ad, McGrath took aim not only at the incumbent, Republican Rep. Andy Barr, but also made a blistering attack on fellow Kentuckian Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader.