Amy McGrath to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2020

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"Everything that's wrong in Washington had to start someplace", McGrath says.

It's worth noting that many Americans have ancestors who owned slaves, especially in the south. McConnell reportedly spent his early childhood years in Alabama before eventually moving to Kentucky.

McGrath, 44, will nearly certainly be able to raise enough money to mount a serious challenge to McConnell, 77, but she is still a decided underdog in a state that has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since Wendell Ford in 1992.

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Although McGrath garnered celebrity during the 2018 congressional elections after a biographical video celebrating her accomplishments went viral, she ultimately lost her House race against Rep. Andy Barr by a narrow margin of 3 points. The tweet strung together a series of quotes from McGrath that depicts her as an out of touch liberal who also opposes Trump, notably his call for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.

The issue is making a comeback as Democrats battle to figure out who will take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

Appearing on MSNBC Tuesday morning, McGrath recognized McConnell as a "very formidable" politician, but said that in 2016, Kentuckians voted for Trump because the president "promised to bring back jobs" and lower drug prices.

McGrath is the first Democrat to launch a serious challenge to McConnell so far. McConnell unveiled his re-election campaign back in April, touting his deep ties to President Trump and the confirmation of two conservative Supreme Court justices in two years.

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McConnell's website also indicates he would try to make one of McGrath's potential strengths a liability. Of the $8.5 million McGrath raised past year, $5.3 million, or 76 percent, came from out of state, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Well, Mitch McConnell, ' she noted.

'He has been around for 34 years and I think this is different.

Matt Jones has a message for Amy McGrath and the national Democrats: Not so fast. "I mean, I think there's a pattern when he wasn't in the leadership, when he was in the minority, of obstructing in our country and just basically doing things that hurt people in our country for purely political reasons".

Adkins, who is more conservative than McGrath, told the Lexington Herald Leader that he had been "approached" about a run.

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