LEXINGTON, Ky. – A group that supports veterans for public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, has endorsed LtCol Amy McGrath, US Marine Corps, Ret. for U.S. Senate.
VoteVets.org, which advocates for troops and veterans, made its official endorsement today, saying McGrath will “fight for us, because that’s what she does best.”
“As veterans, we need Amy in the Senate because Mitch McConnell just is never there for us,” said Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and Vice Chair of VoteVets Dan Helmer. “He’s not there for working veterans; he wasn’t there for veterans who needed updated education benefits; and he’s not there for veterans who need a VA that’s funded, not privatized.”
Helmer said McGrath hasn’t forgotten where she came from.
“She’s not going to turn her back on those who need her the most. Quite the opposite – she’s going to fight for us, because that’s what she does best,” Helmer said.
McGrath graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and became the first woman in the Marine Corps to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18 fighter jet. She served 20 years in the Marines where she flew 89 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, targeting al-Qaida and the Taliban, before retirement.
“I’m extremely honored to have the support of VoteVets.org members,” McGrath said. “These veterans and military families know that, unlike Mitch McConnell, I will be a strong, compassionate voice for them in D.C. as I fight each and every day for a better Kentucky and nation.”
McGrath is seeking to defeat Mitch McConnell in the upcoming 2020 Senate race “so the commonwealth and the country has a true advocate in Washington, D.C.”