Just 'How Bad Was Amy McGrath's #KYSen Campaign Rollout This Week?'

Amy McGrath, right, with her husband, Erik Henderson, waves to supporters after being elected as the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)



It was so bad, she skipped a scheduled appearance on MSNBC.

On Sunday night, NRSC Communications Director Jesse Hunt tweeted, “How bad was Amy McGrath’s rollout this week? She announced her run on MSNBC this past Monday and she now appears to have pulled out of her Sunday night MSNBC hit.”

Last week was a rollercoaster for Kentucky Democrat and former combat pilot Amy McGrath. On Tuesday, she launched her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and managed to raise $2.5 million in the first 24 hours. She announced her candidacy with a hard-hitting video in which she portrayed McConnell as an old, callous, out of touch politician.


She tells voters, “Everything that’s wrong in Washington had to start someplace. It started with this man who was elected a lifetime ago, and who has, bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into something we all despise.”

But things quickly went downhill for the former Marine Lt. Colonel after she flip-flopped on whether or not she would have voted to confirm now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

First, she said she would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

Hours later, she changed her mind. She tweeted, “I was asked earlier today about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I answered based upon his qualifications to be on the Supreme Court. But upon further reflection and further understanding of his record, I would have voted no.”

We knew things were bad when a CNN panel called the flip-flop a disaster.  Here is an exchange between The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and John King on Thursday night:

CARL HULSE: Yes. If you’re running against Mitch McConnell, judges is the thing you’re going to want to be talking about. What a disaster. This is just a disaster. I’m not sure what was worse, being for Kavanaugh or then having to flip so quickly and say you weren’t.

KING: You’re not going to raise any national Democratic money if you’re for Kavanaugh and that’s her only hope.

HULSE: And she had raised a bunch of money already. I mean, Mitch McConnell and his people are ruthless and she was going to have a really hard time anyway with Trump on the ballot in Kentucky and this kind of mistake, they were just rubbing their hands together over there at Team McConnell.


Here’s what “Team Mitch” had to say last night followed by a response which Twitchy described as “savage.”


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