Amy McGrath

Apr 2012
58,961
43,875
Englewood,Ohio
#11
She is playing it very smart. She knows she is in Trump country. And she is using McConnell's lack of doing anything legislatively in the Senate as the reason Trump isn't getting his agenda. So if she can get the dumber than dirt Trump vote along with a majority of the Democratic vote she has a chance. She raised a hell of a lot of money in her first day. Heard it on the news this morning but don't remember how much just that it was extremely high, kind of like Presidential candidate numbers
2.8 million first day was what I heard.
 
Oct 2009
32,276
26,158
Kansas
#14
Kentucky is definitely Trump country, but West Virginia showed last year that the 2016 vote margin doesn't dictate Senate outcomes for the right candidate.

As others have already hinted, McConnell is gearing up for a fight but if it looks like McGrath has real momentum, he will likely retire.

He is beatable, many Republican voters still don't trust him at all despite everything he has done for the GOP's longterm interests.

A generic pro-Trump Republican would be a much tougher proposition, all involved know this, and the GOP simply can't afford to lose this seat.
 
Apr 2012
58,961
43,875
Englewood,Ohio
#15
Kentucky is definitely Trump country, but West Virginia showed last year that the 2016 vote margin doesn't dictate Senate outcomes for the right candidate.

As others have already hinted, McConnell is gearing up for a fight but if it looks like McGrath has real momentum, he will likely retire.

He is beatable, many Republican voters still don't trust him at all despite everything he has done for the GOP's longterm interests.

A generic pro-Trump Republican would be a much tougher proposition, all involved know this, and the GOP simply can't afford to lose this seat.
What people forget is that WV was Democratic not that long ago. They had Robert Byrd all his political life, Jay Rockefeller until he retired and Joe Manchin was Governor. That state can swing very easily.

Byrd had a firm grip on that state. Much more admired than McConnell has ever been in Ky. He never won by more than a slim margin.
 
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