Last updated on August 3, 2020
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 that he has signaled to vulnerable GOP senators in tough races that they could distance themselves from the President if they feel it is necessary, according to multiple senior Republicans including a source close to McConnell.
Meanwhile, Amy McGrath (D. KY) is working on getting out the vote in Kentucky’s biggest areas. Like Lexington:
With less than one hundred days until election day, many campaigns are revving up. Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath started the morning at the Fayette Courthouse in Lexington. She’s focusing on helping previously disenfranchised voters get registered.
“I mean this is so important we are in the middle of a pandemic right now and a lot of people are not sure how they can vote, and gosh this is probably the most important election of our lifetime,” McGrath says.
McGrath says many Americans with non-violent drug offenses have been disenfranchised in the past, including former UK basketball player Rex Chapman.
Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath launched a voter registration initiative Saturday with a stop in Louisville.
McGrath, who is facing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November’s general election, is focusing her outreach efforts on historically disenfranchised voters, such as young, Black, and Hispanic voters. Another point of emphasis for the initiative is registering people who have committed non-violent felonies and had their voting rights restored last year through an executive order by Gov. Andy Beshear.
“But we’ve got to do that nationally, not just here in Kentucky,” McGrath said. “So as your senator, that’s what I’m going to be voting for and working for. Not to contract voting rights, which is the way Mitch McConnell is wanting to do it, but to expand them.”
Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath paid a visit to Owensboro at the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn on Saturday.This visit was all part of McGrath’s ongoing efforts to expand voting access, as she kicks off her voter registration initiative. The outreach includes historically disenfranchised Kentuckians.Following Gov. Andy Beshear’s order to restore voting rights to those who have committed non-violent felonies, McGrath said she wants to help them get back on the voter rolls through education efforts.
Earlier this week, McGrath unveiled a social justice agenda titled “Equality for All.” It calls for closing the funding gap between majority white school districts and their heavily minority peers, ending cash bail and expanding voting rights.
She expanded on the plan, while seeking ideas from the predominantly Black crowd.
One woman said expanding job opportunities is important; she wants to see monthly career and skills fairs designed to help Black Louisville residents not only get jobs, but gain skills to climb the career ladder.
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