A Kentucky Congressman in a 2018 midterm battleground congressional district has released a new ad featuring recorded audio of his opponent, at a Democratic fundraiser, claiming she is more progressive than “anybody in the state of Kentucky.”
Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., sent his new ad in a tweet Monday morning, slamming his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, as “too liberal for Kentucky.”
There is no doubt about who my opponent is or what she represents. She's too liberal for Kentucky. How do we know? She said so in her own words. Watch and share my new ad now! #KY06 pic.twitter.com/Ehl80XK7qs
— Andy Barr (@barrforcongress) August 20, 2018
The ad features McGrath speaking at a Democratic fundraiser in Massachusetts, describing her political principles.
“I am further left, I’m more progressive, than anybody in the state of Kentucky,” McGrath says.
McGrath, a Marine and former fighter pilot, has positioned herself in public as a more moderate Democrat who could win election in so-called Trump country. She claims to be a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, fiscally conservative, and an independent-minded Democrat who would not be a “puppet of the party.”
But behind closed doors when she’s asking for money, she tells Democratic donors that she’s the furthest-left Democrat in the Bluegrass State.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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