Amy McGrath holds election eve rally in Lexington

Published: Nov. 2, 2020 at 10:48 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath is in Lexington Monday afternoon.

On the final day of early voting, McGrath played up her Kentucky roots, arriving to the Windy Corner Market in Lexington elbow bumping supporters as folk lore music played in the background.

At the mic, McGrath wasted no time explaining her plans Kentucky.

“I never thought I’d be up here talking about a coronavirus when I launched this campaign. I never thought we’d be nine months into this thing and have 230,000 Americans dead and still not a plan,” McGrath said.

With her son at her side, McGrath has taken a more personable approach during the campaign focusing her time as a marine and a mom.

When it comes to the issues, McGrath says she has a plan to expand healthcare, decrease prescription drug prices, and expand internet access. But her biggest push has been for more coronavirus relief aid, a talking point she’s used against her opponent Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“The leader of the Senate, even in the middle of a national crisis, is still playing politics. That’s not what our country should be about. That’s why I’m running,” McGrath said.

She’s expressed support for renewable energy when it comes to coal and the creation of a national database for police officers when it comes to racial justice.

“I’m just an everyday Kentuckian like everybody else. I’m not a millionaire, I’m not somebody who has been in politics her whole life. I’m not bought off by anybody, nobody tells me what to do. I’m just a mom, a marine and somebody who loves her country and knows we have got to move forward,” McGrath said. "I think a lot of people, and there are a ton of attack ads out there because Senator McConnell has a ton of dark money, money that is not transparent money that can lie about people. I’m not radical, I’m somebody who is common sense, I want to make sure everyone has affordable, accessible healthcare and do it in a common-sense way.

McGrath will be on the campaign trail Tuesday as well, making her final plea to voters, starting at 9 a.m. going all the way until polls close at 6.

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