New Ad Knocks Dem Candidate Amy McGrath After She Called Herself ‘More Progressive’ Than Anyone Else in State


A new ad from Rep. Andy Barr's (R., Ky.) campaign knocks his Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, for comments she made during a fundraiser in Massachusetts.

The ad shares audio of McGrath's comments at the fundraiser where she touted just how far left she is.

"I am further left, I'm more progressive, than anybody in the state of Kentucky," McGrath can be heard saying at the fundraiser.

The ad also includes audio of McGrath laughing at the fact the Kentucky Coal Museum is powered by solar panels and saying "it’s not necessarily about Kentucky."

"Laughing at us, and selling us out for campaign donations," the ad narrator says.

After McGrath makes the comment about the Kentucky Coal Museum, event attendees are heard laughing in response. In contrast, Democrats from heavy coal-producing states, such as Kentucky, have often tried to portray themselves as coal friendly.

McGrath's campaign in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District received a substantial amount of out-of-state support after a campaign ad of hers went viral. Democrats are hoping she can flip Barr's seat, which he has held since 2013.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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