Barr launches first ad of campaign focusing on central Kentucky roots

07/24/2018 02:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s kids play a starring role in his first ad “all about Kentucky,” which is aimed at playing up his central Kentucky roots.

The ad highlights a disparity likely to come to play later in the campaign between Barr and Democratic nominee Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who settled in Georgetown upon retirement from the military.

Barr’s ad plays up his ties to central Kentucky, listing numerous events and outings he has attended in the 19 counties of the district.

The race between Barr and McGrath is tight, with Sabato’s Crystal Ball moving the race from leans Republican to a toss-up on Tuesday. Cook Political Report also lists the race as a toss-up.

Late in the Democratic primary Jim Gray released an ad attacking McGrath’s time in the district, but it did little to stunt McGrath’s victory with 8,000 more votes than Gray.

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