McGrath's kids play starring role in latest 6th Dist. campaign ad

04/04/2018 09:53 AM

Days after pulling her ads from Sinclair television stations, Democratic 6th Dist. Congressional candidate Amy McGrath has dropped a new advertisement highlighting her priorities if elected.

McGrath’s children play a starring role in the advertisement, which features her push to protect the Affordable Care Act.

The television spot also references her time as a Marine Corps fighter pilot, flying 89 combat missions.

“I think health care is a fundamental right that should be guaranteed,” she says in the ad. “It’s why I’ll take on anyone who wants to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, including President Trump.”

The 30 second television ad is being broadcast on network, cable, and satellite networks throughout the Lexington media market and will be running alongside the current 60-second ad We’ll see, according to the campaign.

McGrath is vying for the Democratic nomination to take on incumbent U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, who has railed against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

On the campaign trail, McGrath says that is the top issue.

“There is no issue that I hear more about on the campaign trail than health care. It doesn’t matter if I’m in downtown Lexington or in Powell County — everyone is concerned about making sure their family can afford to see a doctor when they’re sick,” she said. “Winning back Congress has never felt as urgent as it does right now and working to actually fix our healthcare system is another tough mission I’m ready to take on.”

McGrath faces Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, state Sen. Reggie Thomas , Theodore Green, Daniel Kemph, and Geoff Young who are all vying for the Democratic nomination on May 22.

This race is one of the top races to watch in 2018.

Nick Storm

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