McGrath

Yesterday was a very busy day for me so I’m playing catch up today. Received this e-mail yesterday from former Air Force Pilot and U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY) on behalf of her new organization, Democratic Majority Action PAC: RoJo The Traitor Since I told you about my...

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  • May 7, 2021

From The Washington Post: x Trump privately told donors it would be ‘very tough’ for GOP to hold Senate, saying: ‘I don't want to help some of them’ https://t.co/3aR8MAZx6D— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2020 President Trump privately told donors this past week that it will be “very tough”...

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  • October 24, 2020

This is great: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Democratic challenger Amy McGrath thanked her opponent for his “endorsement” while sharing an out of context clip of him speaking during their Monday night debate. On Tuesday, McGrath tweeted “thank you for your endorsement” alongside a video of McConnell saying that “she's...

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  • October 14, 2020

This needs attention: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath on Thursday called on state Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) to release the grand jury report in the killing of Breonna Taylor. “Breonna's family and Kentucky deserve to know what happened the night she was killed. The fact that the grand...

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  • September 26, 2020

Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: In the race for the White House, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 52 – 42percent among likely voters in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released today. Those numbers are unchanged from a September 2nd national...

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  • September 23, 2020
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From The Houston Chronicle: Texas has once again shattered vote registration records, adding more than 1.5 million voters since the last presidential election. Texas now surpassed 16.6 million voters, according to the latest numbers announced Tuesday by Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs. And there are still almost two...

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  • September 22, 2020

From The New York Times: Democratic donors gave more money online in the 9 p.m. hour after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died — $6.2 million — than in any other single hour since ActBlue, the donation-processing site, was launched 16 years ago. Then donors broke the site’s record again in...

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  • September 19, 2020

Just going to leave this here: x The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. #Scalia https://t.co/QXHfOpEY6G— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 14, 2016 I wanted to take yesterday to mourn the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg but I did not want...

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  • September 19, 2020

From CNN: Former Vice President Joe Biden reassured Senate Democrats he would mount a vigorous effort in the campaign's final stretch, barnstorming through key swing states and helping crucial Senate races in the process, according to Democratic senators on a conference call Thursday. Biden, speaking for roughly 25 minutes and taking a...

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  • September 18, 2020

End this long national nightmare. GOTV The Senate seats most likely to flip in November Republicans have a slim, three-seat majority in the Senate that they’re trying to hold on to in November. And they are in for a battle to do it: There are 13 chances on this list...

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  • September 16, 2020

poll.qu.edu/… Quinnipiac has polls for three high profile US Senate races. Two Republicans are in big trouble. New Quinnipiac polls of several interesting U.S. Senate races: Maine: Sarah Gideon (D) 54%, Susan Collins (R) 42% South Carolina: Lindsey Graham (R) 48%, Jaime Harrison (D) 48% Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (R) 53%, Amy McGrath...

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  • September 16, 2020

From Newsweek: Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath has set a new campaign record for fundraising in August, adding to her impressive war chest heading into the final weeks of her Senate campaign against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The McGrath campaign told Newsweek that the team raised $8.7 million in August—the most money she...

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  • September 10, 2020

Some good news today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: On the heels of back-to-back political party conventions and a climate of growing unrest in the country,likely voters support former Vice President Joe Biden over President Donald Trump 52 – 42 percent in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University national poll released...

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  • September 2, 2020

The Denver Post has a great piece out about many of the U.S. Senators from the class of 2014, including Cory Gardner (R. CO), were elected in a very good year for the GOP when the Affordable Care Act wasn’t popular. But in 2020, the tables have turned: Public sentiment...

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  • August 29, 2020

Sorry I missed this: x Today marks 100 days since the KY AG took on the Breonna Taylor case and still no final report. Release the findings or hand it over to an independent counsel who can ensure a fair and timely process.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) August 21, 2020 Amy...

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  • August 24, 2020

PPP’s latest poll decided to test how voters in the home towns of Joe Biden and Donald Trump feel about the candidates: Last week Donald Trump claimed that Joe Biden had abandoned Scranton, so we thought it would be interesting to do a poll of voters in Scranton to see...

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  • August 24, 2020

Received this e-mail from former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton: x I wish Donald Trump knew how to be a president, because America needs a president right now. Let's save our country, and our democracy, by electing @JoeBiden. My full speech from last...

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  • August 21, 2020

Friendly reminder: On the day that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers his acceptance speech, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer made clear that eliminating the chamber’s legislative filibuster will be on the table if Democrats sweep into the majority with Biden in November. “We have a moral imperative to...

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  • August 21, 2020

Received this e-mail just now form former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D. MA), in support of the Biden-Harris ticket: I was honored to address the Democratic National Convention last night from the Early Childhood Education Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. In case you didn’t get a chance to watch...

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  • August 20, 2020

Ok: Republican Mitch McConnell laid down a challenge Wednesday to his Democratic opponent in Kentucky — a socially distanced debate with no notes on statewide television. McConnell, the Senate majority leader who is seeking a seventh term in the November election, issued the debate challenge in a letter to Democrat...

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  • August 19, 2020

As the grandson of a Teamster Truck Driver, I’m very proud to announce this: The 1.4 million member trade union the International Brotherhood of Teamsters endorsed Joe Biden for president Tuesday, its board unanimously voting to throw its support behind the Democratic ticket. The Teamsters’ announcement comes after two other...

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  • August 19, 2020

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): x YouTube Video Below is Bernie's speech from last night's Democratic National Convention. Our great nation is now living in an unprecedented moment. We are facing the worst public health crisis in 100 years and the...

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  • August 18, 2020
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GOP Senators took their three weeks off, as the COVID death toll rises, Some left to campaign for re-election, others to disinform in support of IMPOTUS*. And then there’s Trump corrupting USPS in unprecedented election meddling. All the while, even Trump cannot condemn QAnon’s tacit escalation of Trumpian themes.   x Which...

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  • August 16, 2020

No, I am NOT being Chuck “Bothsiderist” Todd, but I need to tell you all about the descent into the rabbit hole that the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky has taken.  I’m pulling for Amy McGrath.  I really am.  But I’m not the only one who has noticed the blatant...

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  • August 15, 2020

Ok, so we know about Trump’s “executive order” on the coronavirus stimulus relief package: President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders Saturday in an effort to bypass congressional negotiations and extend financial relief to tens of millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. One order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at a...

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  • August 10, 2020

Joe Biden has some tough words about Trump today: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called Trump's actions “half-baked.” “This is no art of the deal,” Biden said in a statement. “This is not presidential leadership. These orders are not real solutions. They are just another cynical ploy designed to...

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  • August 9, 2020

Big news today out of Kentucky: x My statement on the Kentucky Senate race: pic.twitter.com/EJ0cDXcTgZ— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) August 7, 2020 State Rep. Charles Booker announced Friday that he is endorsing U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath, who defeated him in a tight primary election in June, in her attempt to...

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  • August 8, 2020

Those brave few who read my diaries know that I am usually filled with cynicism, anger, and depression when it comes to politics in my home state of Kentucky.  And I was at the lowest point I could be a couple of days ago with the release of a Morning...

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  • August 7, 2020

Some encouraging news today out of Kentucky courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a slight lead over Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, 49 – 44 percent, with 5 percent undecided. Republicans go for McConnell 92 – 6 percent, while Democrats go to McGrath 86...

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  • August 6, 2020

Too late: Sen. Mitch McConnell is allowing Republican Senate candidates to do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party. In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become so concerned over Republicans losing control of the Senate...

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  • August 2, 2020

THANK YOU!!! x President Obama is absolutely right. It is an outrage that modern-day poll taxes, gerrymandering, I.D. requirements, and other forms of voter suppression still exist today. If expanding the Voting Rights Act requires us to eliminate the filibuster, then that is what we must do. https://t.co/4pLb1rZCSj— Bernie Sanders...

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  • July 30, 2020

Hell yeah: Former President Barack Obama called to eliminate the legislative filibuster “if that's what it takes” to pass new federal voting laws in honor of the late John Lewis at Lewis' memorial service on Thursday. Obama praised Lewis' record securing key voting rights victories, including the passage of the...

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  • July 30, 2020

Fucking asshole: The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. Cotton, widely seen as a possible presidential candidate in 2024, made the comment in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published on Sunday. He was speaking...

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  • July 27, 2020

It’s official: x In our @AspenInstitute conversation this afternoon, @GeorgeWill (never a fan of President Trump) told me he'll vote for @JoeBiden in November–the first time he's voted for a Democrat for any office. (His first presidential vote: Barry Goldwater.) https://t.co/rQ3xZVobrv— Susan Page (@SusanPage) July 20, 2020 The longtime conservative...

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  • July 21, 2020

From MSNBC: U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath, who is trying to unseat Sen. Mitch McConnell, tells Kasie Hunt, “We need to get our government back. If getting rid of the filibuster is going to do that, to pass legislation that most Americans want and not have it held up and...

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  • July 20, 2020

Joe Anderson at Slate Magazine has a great piece where he trashes Republicans like Kevin McCarthy, Brian Kemp and the Cato Institute for praising Rep. John Lewis (D. GA) as a hero while constantly blocking his legacy on voting rights. But Anderson really singles out the biggest obstructionist to Lewis’...

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  • July 19, 2020

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The year 2020 has been quite a year, and we are only about half way through. It is 110 days until the election and less than six weeks until the first absentee votes are cast. Trump is in trouble, but his polling isn’t getting worse as fast as the pandemic...

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  • July 16, 2020

From Politico: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday signaled he would be open to the Senate ending its practice of imposing a 60-vote threshold for most legislation, a positional shift from the Democratic presidential nominee who spent more than 35 years as a senator. In comments to journalists Monday...

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  • July 14, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Amy McGrath (D. KY), is working to unite her party after her close primary win against progressive challenger, Charles Booker (D. NJ). McGrath stopped in Louisville to address police brutality and seeking justice for Breonna Taylor after being killed by three police officers: “I think the investigation...

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  • July 13, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Hell has officially frozen over: x The lovely Amy McGrath is a Marine Corps veteran.  The average donation to her campaign is $36. Mitch McConnell is a broken-down old man owed by cheap labor lobbyists.#DefeatMcConnell— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 10, 2020 On Friday afternoon, conservative commentator Ann Coulter made news...

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  • July 10, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: x American servicemembers are being targeted with Russian bounties. As a Marine, I'm disgusted that nothing's been done about it. Mitch, you get regular security briefings. What did you know and when did you know it? Man up...

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  • July 2, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: It’s official. VoteVets-endorsed Marine veteran Amy McGrath is going to face Mitch McConnell this November for Kentucky’s Senate seat. We don’t have to tell someone like you how high the stakes just got. VoteVets can get involved in...

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  • July 1, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Social Security Works PAC in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: The results of Kentucky’s primary are finally in, and now we know who will beat Mitch McConnell this November: Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath. McConnell has been perhaps the most destructive force in American...

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  • July 1, 2020

BREAKING: Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot who built a formidable campaign war chest, emerged Tuesday as the Democratic nominee to take on Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, fending off a challenge from the left that highlighted the party’s ideological divisions. One week after the primary was conducted, The Associated...

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  • June 30, 2020

Ed Kilgore at New York Magazine nails it: Savvy Democrats generally understand that if Joe Biden wants to get anything done as president, Democrats need to take the Senate. If Republicans maintain control, Mitch McConnell stands waiting like a bridge troll to obstruct anything a new administration or its House...

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  • June 29, 2020

Suprisingly, the 2020 Kentucky Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate was probably the major driver for the higher than expected voter turnout (initial estimate of 32% voter participation statewide).  Yes, I know that is still a terrible number for any democracy, but the usual voter turnout in Kentucky is around 20%...

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  • June 24, 2020

This is huge: x Wow, Delaware’s Chris Coons is a moderate Democrat who has long been resistant to getting rid of the filibuster, which Dems will absolutely need to do if they hope to pass any major policies under a Biden presidency https://t.co/Qgnzyludez— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) June 23, 2020 From...

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  • June 23, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Slurge that highlights seven U.S. Senate races to keep your eye one: 1. Kentucky The national Democratic establishment gets its way in Senate primaries. It’s a rule. Democratic primary voters aren’t like Republicans. When Republican voters hear that Mitch McConnell has recruited...

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  • June 19, 2020

Something is definitely going on in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.  The latest sign is a poll that shows progressive Charles Booker surging past Amy McGrath. A new poll shows Charles Booker surging past Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary, with Election Day rapidly approaching on Tuesday....

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  • June 18, 2020
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