Former Marine Fighter Pilot Amy McGrath Wins Hotly Contested Congressional Primary in Kentucky
May 23, 2018
Ready to face incumbent Congressman Andy Barr, Kentucky’s Amy McGrath won an overwhelming victory Tuesday evening in Kentucky’s hotly contested primary for Congressional District 6 in Central Kentucky, which includes Lexington. McGrath entered the race last fall with a video introduction that immediately went viral nationwide. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/amy-mcgrath-told-me–campaign-2018/2017/08/01/18cde0f2-76c8-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_video.html?utm_term=.331c0108dc76
McGrath won every single county except for Fayette County, which is home to her chief primary opponent, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. McGrath was able to make up the 4,664 vote deficit in Fayette County with solid wins in other counties with larger populations including Franklin, Madison, Montgomery, and Scott counties.