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    Staffers on Amy McGrath’s Senate campaign in Kentucky are beginning the process of joining a union a week after she won the Democratic primary in the Bluegrass State. McGrath said in a statement that she would support her staffers’ decision to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers chapter in Louisville, saying she’s been a strong supporter of unions. “Unions are the backbone of our state’s economy, and I strongly support the right of workers to organize and engage in...
    (CNN)Amid all of the grilling and fireworks, you may have missed a development that could fundamentally impact the fight for the Senate majority this fall: Amy McGrath beat Charles Booker to win the Kentucky Democratic primary.What!?, you say. Mitch McConnell isnt going to lose this fall!Which, in the main, is probably right! McConnell is a very able politician. Its how he has won six(!) times in Kentucky and is currently the most influential Republican -- aside from President Donald Trump...
    “Love Is Blind” star Jessica Batten shared the first photos of her and her new boyfriend, Dr. Benjamin McGrath, on the Fourth of July. Batten, 36, shared one picture of herself in McGrath’s lap and another one of them cozied up on a boat. “Freedom isnt free. Im thankful to be able to follow my heart and choose my own happiness. I hope you all do the same!” she captioned the photos. BEST DATING SHOWS TO WATCH ON NETFLIX On...
    Dominion, Duke cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline As Black buying power grows, racial profiling by retailers remains persistent problem Love Is Blinds Jessica Batten Reveals She Has a New Boyfriend: Weve Been Hiding Out Love Is Blind star Jessica Batten has a new man in her life! © Jessica Batten/Instagram Jessica Batten and Benjamin McGrath Although things didn’t work out for Batten on the Netflix reality show — her engagement to Mark Cuevas ended with her saying “I don’t” —...
    Netflix’s new hit show Floor Is Lava has captured the imagination of TV audiences worldwide. In the absence of live sports, the game show is proving to be quite popular and is quickly proving to be one of Netflix must-watch series. The game show pits teams against each other as they make their way through mind-boggling obstacle courses without falling into a bubbling pool of lava. In a recent interview, The Hollywood Reporter asked the Floor Is Lava co-creators, Irad...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGraths uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGrath’s uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy” in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the foundation of his campaign. ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGrath’s uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy” in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the foundation of his campaign. ...
    Although Kentucky is a red state that President Donald Trump won by 30% in 2016, a political shocker came when, in 2019, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin was voted out of office, and centrist Democrat Andy Beshear (now Kentucky’s governor) won the election. And now, another shocker has come in the form of Democrat Karen Berg winning a Kentucky State Senate seat that had been in GOP hands for 25 years. Berg’s win in the special election was decisive. In Kentucky’s...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Taking the offensive after her narrow primary win, Democratic Senate nominee Amy McGrath challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to disclose what he knows about intelligence assessments suggesting Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. McGrath, a former Marine pilot, tweeted Wednesday that she’s “disgusted that nothing’s been done” in response to the assessments and demanded McConnell “man up and tell the truth.” She later accused the senator of “dereliction of duty,” unwilling to...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — Taking the offensive after her narrow primary win, Democratic Senate nominee Amy McGrath challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to disclose what he knows about intelligence assessments suggesting Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. McGrath, a former Marine pilot, tweeted Wednesday that she’s “disgusted that nothing’s been done” in response to the assessments and demanded McConnell “man up and tell the truth.” She later accused the senator of “dereliction of duty,” unwilling to...
    Now that Democrats have a nominee in the Kentucky Senate race, a highly contentious general election contest is sure to follow between GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath. As Republicans aggressively fight to hold on to their narrow 53-47 majority in the Senate, 23 Republican incumbents are up for reelection this year, and McConnell’s seat is a most coveted one. Here’s what to know about the Kentucky Senate race: Who are the candidates? Mitch...
      LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots....
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              LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots. The outcome seemed a...
    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...
    Reuters June 30, 2020 0 Comments  Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath said on Tuesday she was ready to take on Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after edging out a Black progressive to clinch the Democratic nomination for the seat. McGrath, 45, held off fellow Democrat Charles Booker, a state legislator, who had surged late in the campaign as protests spread across the United States over police violence against Black people. With all Kentucky’s counties reporting, McGrath won 45.4%...
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    WASHINGTON - Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath won the Senate Democratic nomination in the U.S. state of Kentucky Tuesday, setting up a November contest against one of the most powerful political figures in the country, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.   A week after voting ended and with the extended vote count nearly completed, McGrath defeated state lawmaker Charles Booker by a margin of about 45% to 43%, with other minor candidates splitting the remainder of the ballots....
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots. The outcome seemed a certainty early in the campaign but became...
    By Bruce Schreiner | Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath overcame a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday, fending off progressive Charles Booker to set up a bruising, big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Voting ended June 23, but it took a week until McGrath could be declared the winner due to the race’s tight margins and a deluge of mail-in ballots. The outcome seemed a certainty early...
    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...
    Roger Sollenberger June 30, 2020 5:09PM (UTC) Amy McGrath has officially defeated Charles Booker in Kentuckys Senate Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press.  Booker held a slim lead after primary ballots were cast on June 23. But only in-person voting had been counted and reported, which accounted for a small fraction of the vote following Kentuckys recent statewide expansion of vote-by-mail. For every in-person vote cast in Louisville on Election Day, there were about ten absentee ballots not yet counted. : The high-profile...
    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...