Amy McGrath launches Senate run against Mitch McConnell: 'Somebody needs to stand up to him'

Amy McGrath
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Retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced on Tuesday she's running for Senate in 2020 against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

In an announcement video that aired on MSNBC's Morning Joe, McGrath said that McConnell "was elected a lifetime ago" and has "bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into something we all despise ... a place where ideals go to die."

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