KENTUCKY: AMY MCGRATH (D) VS. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R)
Source: Nate Silver at 538
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has faced criticism for his handling of President Trump's impeachment, is the most unpopular senator among voters in his state, with a 50% disapproval rating and 37% approval rating, according to approval ratings from Morning Consult. The poll numbers could mean the Senate Majority Leader may finally face a serious challenge for his seat, which will be contended in November. He faces a stronger Democratic challenger than in previous elections, as well as primary opponents.
There are multiple reasons why McConnell may not be well-liked by Kentucky voters. He has supported the ongoing trade war with China, which has hurt Kentucky’s logging industry. He has also been called “Moscow Mitch” due to blocking legislation that would protect U.S. election security. McConnell is also among the most prominent figures in Congress, which had a disapproval rating of 78% in June and has a 68% disapproval rating in December, according to Gallup.
McGrath can win..
While McConnell still has a strong chance of re-election, the winds may possibly be shifting in Kentucky. McConnell’s top Democratic challenger in 2020 is former Marine Amy McGrath, who may feel emboldened by the recent election win of Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear. Beshear earned a tight victory over incumbent Matt Bevin, a close ally of Trump. Trump had won Kentucky by nearly 30% in 2016.
McGrath, 44, entered the Senate race in July 2019 and has managed to raise more in fundraising than McConnell, although McConnell still has more campaign cash in the bank.
The chairman of VoteVets, a political action committee that backs liberal veterans running for office, said in May that McGrath “is the one who has what it takes" to defeat McConnell.
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