The race for the House of Representatives seat for Kentucky’s 6th District is hot. The folks over at Cook Political Report said it’s one of the bellwethers that we’ll need to watch on election day to determine whether it’s a blue takeover or if Republicans are able to hold the line.
The battle between Democrat Amy McGrath and Republican Andy Barr is currently listed as a tie according to the NY Times-Siena poll from the beginning of this month. It’s not just a toss up. It’s not within the margin of error. It’s an actual tie at 44% each with 10% undecided.
Here’s some facts to help voters in Kentucky make the right decision. While national, state, and even local media tries to paint McGrath as a “common sense moderate Democrat,” she’s actually as far to the left as they get. That’s not just our opinion. Those are her own words…
For Kentucky Democrats depressed by losses they took under Barack Obama, McGrath is this year’s big hope. Her fighter-pilot biography and national fundraising base pushed her past Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, national Democrats’ early favorite, in the May primary, and she seems to have a celebrity aura that has insulated her from one of the heaviest, harshest and falsest barrages of attack ads ever seen in a Kentucky election.
But many of the ads use McGrath’s own words against her: For unrestricted rights to abortion, calling Trump’s proposed border wall “stupid” and a self-description apparently recorded by a Republican spy in another state: “I am further left, I am more progressive, than anyone in the state of Kentucky.”
As improbable as it might have seemed a few months ago, outside money may be enough to put a hardcore leftist in one of Kentucky’s House seats. This can’t happen. It’s time to step up and vote for Andy Barr.
Amy McGrath supports abortion on demand, all the way until the time of birth. Her extreme views don't align with our Kentucky values. We know that Amy McGrath is too liberal for Kentucky, because she's told us in her own words. Watch our new ad now! pic.twitter.com/S74zJZFosJ
— Andy Barr (@barrforcongress) September 3, 2018