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Amy McGrath soars to victory over Jim Gray in Kentucky. Battle with Andy Barr is next.
Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 5/22/2018 | DANIEL DESROCHERS, LESLEY CLARK AND JOHN CHEVES

Posted on 05/22/2018 9:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat

RICHMOND Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath surged to victory over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a November election that will attract national money and attention as Democrats try to make Kentucky part of a possible blue wave in 2018.

"Can you believe this?" McGrath asked the crowd at her victory party in Richmond. "What happened tonight was amazing. I couldn't be more humbled and more honored to be standing here tonight as your nominee."

She is a candidate who fits the Democratic moment. The former fighter pilot — the first woman Marine to fly into combat in an F-18 — is a political newcomer at a time Democrats across the country are looking for a fresh response to the 2016 election of President Donald Trump.

There are no women in Kentucky's congressional delegation.

Gray was widely perceived as the front-runner when he entered the race last December after months of encouragement from national Democrats. That encouragement was quickly used by McGrath’s campaign to paint Lexington's first openly gay mayor as the establishment candidate, a definition he was never able to shake.

Andy Barr, R-Lexington, coasted to victory over his primary opponent, Chuck Eddy, a self-defined moderate Republican who ran a limited campaign, setting up what’s expected to be a competitive and expensive general election in the fall.

(Excerpt) Read more at kentucky.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: election2018; electionushouse; jimgray; ky2018
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This is considered to be one of the key House races to watch in the country.
1 posted on 05/22/2018 9:34:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I love how the anti-military Democrats always seem to find vets to run in Red States.


2 posted on 05/22/2018 9:36:23 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Republican Wildcat

How can the first woman Marine to fly into combat in an F-18 be running as a Democrat?


3 posted on 05/22/2018 9:37:59 PM PDT by agave (Jesus: Bigger Than the Beatles)
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To: agave

Maybe she has a wife.


4 posted on 05/22/2018 9:43:49 PM PDT by BBell (calm down and eat your sandwiches)
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To: agave

Because she’s an EX-Marine.

No self respecting Marine with a shred of honor would ever run as a democrat.


5 posted on 05/22/2018 9:44:56 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Democrats... BETRAYING America since 1828.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I hate to say this, but she is about the fifth female who was the first in combat or some such ground breaking in the field of war.

I give her credit and respect, but that would not influence my vote.


6 posted on 05/22/2018 9:48:13 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: fortheDeclaration

>> I love how the anti-military Democrats always seem to find vets to run in Red States.

Simply because Democrats are shameless.


7 posted on 05/22/2018 9:50:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray was one of the two mayors that torn down two Confederate monuments.

Glad the asswipe got beat by the girl.


8 posted on 05/22/2018 9:59:43 PM PDT by RedMonqey (" Those who turn their arms in for plowshares will be doing the plowing for those who didn’t.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

A simple reminder to voters in this Republican district: Amy McGrath’s first vote would be to elect Nancy Pelosi as Speaker and to place all the deranged, treasonous Stalinists in charge of all committees and to launch a coup d’état against the duly elected President of the United States all because he failed to lose against Hillary.

So, KY-6 voters, still voting for Amy ?


9 posted on 05/22/2018 10:27:19 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Jim Gray, more like Jim Gay.


10 posted on 05/23/2018 12:51:24 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If Democrats get majority consider the committee chairman who are now ranking members.
I.e. Pallone, Lowey, Waters, Defazio.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seniority_in_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives


11 posted on 05/23/2018 2:40:50 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: fortheDeclaration

http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/03/why-are-so-many-2018-democratic-congressional-candidates-former-military-intelligence-and-security-operatives/


12 posted on 05/23/2018 2:43:03 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: Republican Wildcat

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/28/democrats-try-to-win-house-in-midterms-with-moderates-like-conor-lamb.html


13 posted on 05/23/2018 2:44:15 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: BBell

She married a USN LCDR and has 3 kids... with any luck she’d be a blue dog democrat (RINO) if she gets in.


14 posted on 05/23/2018 3:02:46 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: 2CAVTrooper
No self respecting Marine with a shred of honor would ever run as a democrat.

Or stand for being called and "ex-Marine"....

15 posted on 05/23/2018 3:28:55 AM PDT by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrite<i> Yet anoths who pose as conservatives...mostly ;-})
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Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath surged to victory over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray Tuesday in the Democratic primary for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District,

Amy McGrath is a wolf in sheep's clothing. She fits the profile of a candidate who can appeal to many voters. Satan is cunning and seductive.

What she says she will do may be contrary to the Democratic leadership and honestly felt during her campaign.

She may not know that she is just telling one lie after another.

The Democrat machine will "straighten" her out after she is elected, to follow Nancy Pelosi, support the culture of death, same sex marriage, abortion, higher taxes, and the homosexual lobby.

The only way Democrats can win is to be less than truthful. They love low-information voters!

16 posted on 05/23/2018 4:03:18 AM PDT by olezip
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To: Republican Wildcat

So running as a Rat, does she support mentally-ill trannies in the military and men in women’s bathrooms?

Get her on the record.


17 posted on 05/23/2018 5:17:29 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: maddog55
She married a USN LCDR and has 3 kids... with any luck she’d be a blue dog democrat (RINO) if she gets in.

Her Republican opponent is a lawyer who seems to have had an undistinguished career in Congress...advantage McGrath.

18 posted on 05/23/2018 5:31:56 AM PDT by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Is the KY-6 a liberal stronghold? She scored more votes from democrats (48,859 out of 100,418) than republicans voted (47,372). Republicans have held this seat for only 5 years and if they don’t vote this year, she may win this seat.


19 posted on 05/23/2018 5:48:16 AM PDT by Purdue77 (Okay, I'm too cheap to afford a tag line.)
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It’s pretty liberal and anchored by Lexington, the home of the University of Kentucky.


20 posted on 05/23/2018 6:48:10 AM PDT by damper99
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