The massive amount of fundraising has spurred an ad war between McConnell and McGrath that dates back to the summer of 2019—an entire year before Election Day. Before she can take McConnell head-on, McGrath still has to win the state’s Democratic primary. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news briefing at the U.S. Capitol April 21, 2020, in Washington, D.C. McConnell is likely to face his toughest re-election campaign in over a decade against Democrat Amy McGrath. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during a news briefing at the U.S. Capitol April 21, 2020, in Washington, D.C. McConnell is likely to face his toughest re-election campaign in over a decade against Democrat Amy McGrath. The top Senate Republican has been under fire from governors on both sides of the aisle after he floated the idea of states declaring bankruptcy rather than passing another half-trillion-dollar coronavirus bill. So far this year, McGrath hauled in $12.8 million in contributions compared with McConnell’s $7.8 million. The podcast highlights stories from the commonwealth, the struggles we are facing together, and how we can tackle them together. Senator Mitch McConnell.... Read More Aug 28, 2020 | In the News Amy McGrath, the Democrat challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, is replacing her campaign manager with a little more than 80 days before Election Day. McConnell still has roughly the same amount of cash on hand as McGrath, with $14.8 million in the bank. The Cook Political Report has rated the election as “likely Republican.” Sabato’s Crystal Ball from the University of Virginia has also favored the contest as “safely Republican.”. There are still two other candidates in the running, progressive farmer Mike Broihier and state representative Charles Booker. McConnell is one of the most high-profile politicians in the country and one of the most reviled among Democrats, helping McGrath raise an eye-popping $46 million for her campaign so far. McConnell’s latest ad, which aired statewide, slammed McGrath and touted his work on the coronavirus relief packages. “McGrath attacks. She even outraised McConnell by more than $5 million in the first three months of 2020, according to the latest federal campaign finance data. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will face Democrat Amy McGrath, a 2018 US House candidate, in Kentucky’s 2020 US Senate election. What the Polls Say About A Mitch McConnell vs. Amy McGrath Kentucky Senate Race. Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath—mom of three, former national security adviser, and U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky—talks with the people of Kentucky about the issues that matter to them. What the Polls Say About A Mitch McConnell vs. Amy McGrath Kentucky Senate Race The Kentucky Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his likely Democratic opponent Amy McGrath is shaping up to be one of the tightest, most contentious and expensive contests of the 2020 election cycle. The contest was scheduled for May has been pushed back to June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. With less than three weeks until the November 3 election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to poll ahead of his Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath.McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, is the longest-serving U.S. senator in the state's history. * Polls marked with an asterisk are partisan polls. Polls have shown the race to be incredibly close, with the candidates either being tied or separated by single digits. Mitch McConnell leads.”. In another survey from Garin-Hart-Yang, McConnell was ahead of McGrath by 3 percentage points—although his victory was within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Polls are considered partisan if they’re conducted on behalf of a candidate, party, campaign committee, or PAC, super PAC, 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5) or 501(c)(6) organization that conducts a large majority of its political activity on behalf of one political party. The Kentucky Senate race between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his likely Democratic opponent Amy McGrath is shaping up to be one of the tightest, most contentious and expensive contests of the 2020 election cycle. McGrath fired back with an ad of her own, in which she called out McConnell’s controversial comment on favoring state bankruptcy amid the pandemic. She’s also the most prolific fundraisers among Democrats with more than $14 million cash on hand. 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Partisanship is determined by who sponsors the poll, rather than who conducts it. Still, it could be too early to tell—for now, nonpartisan election forecasters estimate that the race will go to McConnell. Chip Somodevilla/Getty. “Amy McGrath attacks Mitch McConnell for leading passage of the biggest economic rescue in American history. But while McGrath attacks, Mitch is working across the aisle to get hundreds of millions in federal dollars for Kentucky’s hospitals,” a narrator said in the video. In a Change Research poll conducted earlier this year, McGrath and McConnell were deadlocked at 41 percent support among likely voters. “Special interests win, we lose,” the narrator said in the 30-second ad. A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a double-digit lead over Democrat Amy McGrath — a bigger gap …