Amy McGrath

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RACE SUMMARY:  Amy McGrath is running to unseat incumbent GOP Senator and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has held this seat since 1985.




Party: Democrat

Born: 6/3/1975

Education: United States Naval Academy (B.S.), Georgetown University (Certification), Johns Hopkins University (M.A.)

Occupation: Senior Instructor at U.S. Naval Academy,
Lt. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps. 

Family: Married, three children

Political Career:

  • Candidate, United States Senate, Kentucky, 2020

  • Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Kentucky, District 6, 2018






  • Strong supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship
  • Believes the survival and security of Israel is in the interest of the United States
  • Believes a two-state solution is fundamental to Israel's security, and that the U.S. must be part of the process
  • Supports maintaining Israel's QME (Qualitative Military Edge)
  • Strongly supports the JCPOA, and opposed pulling out of the treaty



  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Rejects efforts to make it harder for women to access vital health care services
  • Believes reproductive rights are a personal liberty issue and the government should not make a decision about what a woman does with her body



In Her Own Words

"Our focus ought to remain on preserving our constitutional rights, the health and well-being of the mother, and the rights of women to make their own choices without interference from the government."  1

"The most essential quality for leadership is not perfection, but credibility. People must be able to believe you." 2

"After having operated in the Middle East for many years as a US Marine, I've grown to appreciate the unique security requirements of our closest ally in the region, Israel." 3

"Climate change is a national security issue. Climate change and resource scarcity is with us today. It's not a theory, it's a fact." 4

SOURCES: (1) Twitter, 8/22/2018, (2) 2018 Position Paper,  (3) Foreign Policy Issue Position, Project VoteSmart, (4) Foreign Policy Issue Position, Project Vote Smart


Interesting Facts

Graduated from the Program for Emerging Leaders at the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University

Played Varsity Soccer in College 

McGrath was a Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy

Worked for Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) 2011-2012