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McGrath wins primary to set up showdown with McConnell

Amy McGrath wins 2020 Kentucky Primary.
Amy McGrath wins 2020 Kentucky Primary.(MGN)
Published: Jun. 30, 2020 at 11:02 AM CDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -

Former Marine pilot Amy McGrath has overcome a bumpier-than-expected Kentucky primary to win the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. She fended off progressive Charles Booker to set up a big-spending showdown with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. McConnell is seeking a seventh term. It took a week after voting ended June 23 for McGrath to be declared the winner Tuesday. The outcome seemed a certainty early in the campaign but became tenuous as Booker’s profile surged. The Black state lawmaker highlighted protests against the deaths of African Americans in encounters with police.

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