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‘Everything that’s wrong with Washington started with him’: Mitch McConnell gets powerful Democratic challenger

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She’s a former Marine Lieutenant Colonel. She was a fighter pilot, and the first woman Marine to fly in an F/A-18 Hornet in front line combat. She served for 20 years, and flew 89 missions bombing terror groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban.

She has a Masters from Johns Hopkins. A BS in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy.

She’s 44. A Democrat. The mother of three and married to a life-long Republican.

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And she’s running to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

She says: “Everything that’s wrong with Washington had to start somewhere—it started with him.”

Amy McGrath grew up in Kentucky and went to an all-girls Catholic school.

Unseating McConnell will be hard, but McConnell is not liked in Kentucky. His average approval rating is just 25%, and his unfavorable is 46.7%, according to Real Clear Politics.

McConnell’s pesky business that sure smells like corruption isn’t going to help him.

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Amy McGrath announced her Senate run Tuesday morning with this powerful video and the launch of her campaign site.

Watch:

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Can a Democrat win in the deep red Bluegrass State?

McGrath tried in 2018 in a run for Congress. She lost to a Republican by less than 10,000 votes, 51% to 47.8% – which is awfully close.

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UPDATE: 8:10 AM ET –

“Defeat Mitch” is trending on Twitter.


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Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota ahead of the president’s event: report

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Yet another senior Donald Trump advisor has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said," The New York Times reported shortly before Trump's speech began.

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‘Trump surrenders to the virus’: White House ripped for new ‘learn to live with it’ message on COVID-19

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President Donald Trump's administration was harshly criticized on Friday after a new report from NBC News.

"After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it," reported Carol Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba.

"Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states," NBC News reported.

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Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month

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In light of the decision to go forward with an in-person convention with a new mask requirement, two sponsors announced they would drop out. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he was hopeful that the organization would still reconsider.

The Texas GOP's executive committee voted Thursday night to proceed with plans to hold the party’s in-person convention in Houston later this month.

The State Republican Executive Committee, a 64-member body that serves as the governing board of the state party, voted 40-20 to approve the resolution supporting the in-person gathering. Thursday’s vote comes as the state grapples with a surge of coronavirus cases, with Houston serving as one of the country’s hot spots for the virus.

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