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    Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, who raised an eye-popping $40 million, narrowly won Kentuckys Democratic primary to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, beating back a challenge from state Rep. Charles Booker who had the progressive wing of the party behind him.[ READ: Progressives Flex Muscle in New York, Virginia, Kentucky Primaries ]The Associated Press called the race for McGrath on Tuesday afternoon, one week after the Democratic primary due to the high number of mail-in ballots that were still...
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    Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath defeated her progressive opponent Charles Booker in the Kentucky primary, setting up a high-profile showdown between her and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November, the Associated Press projected Tuesday. Ten candidates in total ran in the Democratic primary. McGrath had been the most high-profile candidate, but Booker surged into contention with endorsements from progressive icons Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and first-term Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Booker embraced progressive...
    Former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath has edged out a victory in the surprisingly-close Democratic Senate primary fight in Kentucky. McGrath narrowly beat state Rep. Charles Booker to the finish line thanks to a flood of absentee ballots caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which led to thousands of votes being mailed in prior Booker surging in the polls. Booker, a progressive who openly supports “Medicare-for-all,” rose to national prominence in the wake of the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, a...
    On Tuesday, the Associated Press called the June 23 Democratic primary for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat for Marine veteran Amy McGrath. With about 520,000 votes counted as of Tuesday afternoon, McGrath leads state Rep. Charles Booker 45-43 in the contest to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Though the primary took place a week ago, state election authorities advised that final tallies would be delayed due to a surge in mail-in votes, which made up most of the total...
    Projections indicate that former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary. The primary has been a source of intrigue among Democrats since McGrath (a moderate and a favorite of the national party) was locked in a close race against the more-progressive state representative, Charles Booker. CNN’s election coverage shows that McGrath edged out Booker by approximately 7,000 votes, and defeated him with 45 percent of the primary vote against his 43 percent. The news...
    CBS News projects that former fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky and will face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath narrowly defeated state representative Charles Booker, who challenged McGrath from the left in a race that was tighter than expected. Several establishment Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, backed McGrath, and she was the heavy favorite early on in the race. She raised over $41 million, and spent a chunk of...
    The Democratic Party establishment’s choice to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky has won a narrow primary victory, though the bruising contest may have further lessened her chances of ousting the GOP Senate Majority Leader in November.  Amy McGrath, the 2018 U.S. House candidate backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, defeated the upstart campaign of Charles Booker in Kentucky on Tuesday after additional mail-in ballots were counted. McGrath now enters the general election matchup with McConnell not on...
    (CNN)Amy McGrath won a closely-watched and surprisingly close Senate Democratic primary in Kentucky, CNN projected on Tuesday. A former Marine fighter pilot who had the backing of the national party establishment, McGrath will face off against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November.McGrath edged out her Democratic opponent, state Rep. Charles Booker, who enjoyed a late groundswell of support as he emerged as a national voice during protests over police brutality and racial injustice and attracted support from progressives...
    Democrat Amy McGrath will take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat in November after Charles Booker waged a closer-than-expected primary challenge from the Left. Bookers 39,407-vote lead on McGrath in Kentuckys urban centers of Louisville and Lexington were not enough to overcome the centrist former Marine fighter pilots rural advantage. The Associated Press called the race Tuesday nearly a week after polls closed in Kentucky. McGrath, 45, was the early favorite in the race...
    Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.After a long primary season redefined by a pandemic and police brutality, Amy McGrath defeated her progressive challenger, Charles Booker, in the US Senate Democratic primary in Kentucky. McGrath will take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath entered the race in July as the clear frontrunner, running at the behest of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who’d been recruiting the former...
    Amy McGrath address supporters after her loss during her Election Night Event at the EKU Center for the Arts on November 6, 2018 in Richmond, Kentucky.Jason Davis | Getty Images Democrat Amy McGrath defeated Charles Booker in a close Senate primary race in Kentucky shaped in its final stretch by a reckoning over systemic racism sparked by police brutality and the coronavirus, NBC News projected.  McGrath led Booker by about 2 percentage points as the state counted the final mail-in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath wins Democratic Senate primary in Kentucky. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)As primary day approaches in Kentucky, Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath is suddenly fighting a political battle on two fronts.Long viewed as a lock to win the partys nomination and take on Republican Senate Majority Mitch McConnell in November, McGrath, one of the most prodigious fundraisers in any down-ballot 2020 race, has increasingly turned her attention to progressive primary rival Charles Booker, a Kentucky state representative gaining momentum -- and national attention -- as early voting begins.Powerful forces in the...
    With a week to go before primary day in Kentucky, Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath is suddenly fending off an insurgent challenger: State Representative Charles Booker. Until recently, McGrath appeared to be a shoo-in to face off against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this fall. Her compelling biography (former Marine fighter pilot) and national name ID (thanks to her high profile run for U.S. House in 2018) enabled her to raise more money than all her Democratic opponents combined –...
    Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Amy McGrath defended her recent attack ad featuring John McCain amid criticism from the late Republican Arizona Senator’s widow. McGrath explained that, prior to releasing her ad touting McCain’s historic vote to stop the overturning of the Affordable Care Act, she had discussed the use of his image with a member of the family. (RELATED: Coal Miners Claim They Were Duped By Democrat To Appear In Anti-McConnell Attack Ad) “Prior to running this ad, I reached...
    Second Sunday Series — Editor’s Note: This is the 11th of 12 columns on job search and career building during recovery from addiction, appearing over 12 months — one each on the second Sunday of the month, from September through August. Earlier columns on this subject included an overview of the topic, strategies for restarting one’s career, tips for managing the holidays, ideas for handling difficult conversations, goal-setting for 2020, coping with low-level work, staying positive during job search, managing...
    Dear Amy: My granddaughter is barely scraping along. She is divorced from her vindictive and nasty husband. They have three teenagers for whom she is mainly responsible. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  She had a good job when she divorced, so the court-ordered child support was low. She has a part-time job now, but with no benefits, and she has had some serious health issues. I help her out by sending her about $1,800 a month. My husband and...
    MATT Roloff from Little People, Big World has been arrested twice for driving under the influence. The charges were dropped the first time, and the second time he pleaded not guilty. 8 Matt was accused of driving drunk twiceCredit: TLC Here is more about the reality TV star and his run in with the law. Who is Matt Roloff? Matthew James Roloff, 58, is an American actor, author, businessman, farmer and motivational speaker. He was born in San Francisco California...
    LITTLE People, Big World mom Amy Roloff invited her son Zach and his wife Tori to her home for a barbecue, but missing from the family gathering was Jeremy and Audrey amid the sibling feud. Zach, 30, and Tori, 29, have been feuding with Jeremy, 30, and Audrey, 28, in recent months. 5 Amy Roloff only had Zach and Tori over for a family BBQ about the sibling feudCredit: Instagram On Thursday, Amy, 55, posted a photo with Zach and...
    Amy Schumer introduced in October 2018 that she and her husband, Chris Fischer, had been anticipating their first baby, and the comic cracked jokes all being pregnant lengthy. She might have suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, a situation inflicting extreme nausea, vomiting and dehydration, however that didn’t cease Schumer from making mild of her scenario. Whether or not she was poking enjoyable at her child bump or her nonstop barfing, the actress constantly made followers chortle forward of her son Gene’s...
    Dear Amy: I have been in a relationship with a man for 10 years. He is 71 and lives in another state (50 miles away), and I am 70. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  I am divorced and he has never been married. We both own our homes. When I had a job in another state, I would come home on weekends, and he would come to my house on Friday and leave on Sunday. We spent most weekends...
    HBO Max Amy Schumers HBO docuseries, Expecting Amy, the actress details the struggles she endured throughout her pregnancy with her son, Gene.  At the center of it is Schumers trials with a rare condition called, hyperemesis gravidarum —which causes persistent vomiting and dehydration. The Trainwreck star said she didnt resent being pregnant, but does resent how society doesnt allow pregnant to open up about the common suffering they face. Visit Insiders homepage for more stories. In a...
    Amy Schumer’s husband, Chris Fischer, is uncircumcised — and we have the couple’s pal Jake Gyllenhaal to thank for letting us know. The physical attribute is revealed in “Expecting Amy,” a three-part documentary about the comedian struggling with hyperemesis while working on her 2019 Netflix special “Growing.” Interspersed between Schumer’s severe bouts of vomiting, which once had her throwing up for five hours straight, are clips from the couple’s 2018 nuptials. In one, Gyllenhaal is shown standing with two of...
    NEW JERSEY (CBS/CNN) —  Turncoat Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who flipped New Jersey’s 2nd District from red to blue in 2018, then flipped it back, of his own accord, in 2019, will face a Kennedy in November. Brigid Callahan Harrison, a Montclair State University political science professor, conceded the Democratic race in New Jersey’s 2nd District to Amy Kennedy, a mental health advocate, former history teacher from South Jersey, and wife of former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, on...