With the statewide primary on Tuesday, U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath likes the momentum her campaign has even as the COVID-19 pandemic has altered her plans to get out and greet voters.
McGrath was in Cadiz Saturday as part of a swing through western Kentucky. She participated in the Awaken protest march from the high school to West Cadiz Park and spoke to potential voters before the program at the park.
Before stopping in Cadiz, McGrath was in Marshall County at a food bank – an important organization for her as it has been since the outbreak of the coronavirus.
McGrath is in a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday but didn’t mention any of her opponents by name. Bennie Smith, who is also on the ballot, was also in attendance at the Awaken protest.
The former Marine fighter pilot said systemic racism in our society must be addressed immediately.
McGrath was the early favorite in the race to face Republican Mitch McConnell in the fall. Some polling numbers have challenger Charles Booker closing the gap in recent weeks. McGrath says she can appeal to voters of either party in taking on the task of defeating McConnell in November.
Because of the coronavirus, mail-in voting was encouraged in the state, and the number of precincts to cast a vote have been reduced. The state has announced it will take a week to learn the winners in each primary. McGrath says she trusts the process will play out with integrity and accuracy.
McGrath is a native of Edgewood who is making her second run at representing Kentucky in Washington D.C. She lost to incumbent Andy Barr in the 2018 election for the 6th congressional district.
In the first quarter of 2020, McGrath reportedly raised over $12 million compared to McConnell’s $7.4 million.