The campaign manager for Sixth District Democratic primary winner Amy McGrath says her decisive showing at the ballot box Tuesday shows there's a continuing hunger for non-traditional candidates who sidestep the standard political channels.
Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school. Following weeks of protests at the state Capitol, Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell on Tuesday in favor of Travis Brenda, a high school math teacher who has never run for public office.
Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.
The 6th District Democratic primary took a negative turn on Friday, just days before voters descend on the polls to choose from a crowded roster of would-be challengers for Republican incumbent Andy Barr.