Amy Mcgrath

Cheri Lawson

Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath won the Democratic nomination in Kentucky’s 6th congressional district last night. The crowd at a community potluck supper in Richmond cheered when Lexington Mayor Jim Gray conceded the race.

Stu Johnson

The Sixth District Congressional race features six Democrats hoping to replace incumbent Andy Barr. As the May 22nd primary approaches, we’ll hear from three candidates who hope to be competing in the fall in the first of two reports.

Stu Johnson

Three Central Kentucky Democrats vying for Congress participated in a WLEX televised debate last night at Transylvania University. This is the first time these three candidates laid out their platforms during this type of format.

The hour long debate heard on WEKU opened with each candidate talking about key planks in their political platforms.  For former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath it was working to protect the Affordable Care Act. “The Affordable Care Act was never perfect, but it was something that greatly benefitted Kentucky,” said McGrath.

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath's political ad took the Internet (or at least the political corner of the Internet) by storm this week, but she tells NPR that she doesn't typically love being fussed over.

"People who know me personally know me as an introvert," she said. "I'm not somebody who seeks attention."

No matter, though; when the Kentucky native released an ad announcing she would run in 2018 as a Democrat in her state's 6th Congressional District, she earned swooning praise from liberals and even impressed some conservatives. In the ad, McGrath took aim not only at the incumbent, Republican Rep. Andy Barr, but also made a blistering attack on fellow Kentuckian Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader.