One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McConnell's challenger


The Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky’s largest newspapers, has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)’s Democratic challenger Amy McGrath for the state’s senate seat.

The newspaper wrote in its endorsement that many people feel Kentucky’s senate race is “the most important contest in the country” next to the presidential election, “with the future of our democracy riding on the right choice.”

“During his 36 years in office, McConnell has made it perfectly clear that his only passion is the pursuit of power, his own and that of the Republican Party,” the paper said. “For that reason alone, we would endorse his opponent.

“Luckily for voters, McGrath, a former fighter pilot and public servant, would make an excellent senator who would actually put the needs and interests of Kentuckians above her own," it continued.

The paper — which endorsed McGrath’s primary challenger, Charles Booker (D) in June — says that McGrath understands that people are suffering from McConnell’s failure to address issues that have worsened during the coronavirus pandemic, such as the economy and healthcare needs.

McGrath also wants to make sure that cases like the Louisville police killing of Breonna Taylor “never happens again” by ending cash bail and preventing bad officers from moving from city to city, the paper said. She also supports labor unions, more fu... (Read more)

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