Want to help kick Mitch McConnell out of the Senate?
Yesterday, Democrat and retired Marine pilot Amy McGrath announced that she is entering the race to beat Mitch McConnell and become Kentucky’s newest Senator. Her ad is fantastic, and starts off with a bang.
Now, a little truth talk. In 2016, Trump won Kentucky by 30 points, and his net approval in the state is still above water. McConnell will be on the same ballot as Trump in 2020 and that might be all that it takes.
However. McConnell is one of the least popular senators in Congress, and he “has a 36% approval and 50% disapproval rating in Kentucky.” (Source) McGrath showed during the 2018 elections that she has a unique ability to raise a lot of money from the grassroots. Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight thinks McGrath has a shot.
Here’s 5 ways you can help propel Amy McGrath to a win:
1. Donate to McGrath’s campaign. Donating directly to the candidate helps her get the word out to voters, attract and deploy volunteers, and she’ll need it against McConnell’s war chest.
2. Help with voter registration drives in the state. A recent article in Governing reported that the number of Republican voters registering in Kentucky has gone up by 12% since 2016, but the number of Democrats has gone down slightly. As one idea, share Rock the Vote’s voter registration page for Kentucky (HERE) on your social media pages.
3. Support the Kentucky Democratic party. Donate to them, ask them how you can help with voter registration drives, or boosting the number of volunteers they have to help with campaigns.
4. Support Kentucky’s League of Women Voters. They organize voter registration drives and have events to inform and connect voters with the candidates.
5. Donate to Andy Beshear. I can hear you say, “Say what now?” Hear me out. This year, yes, in 2019, Kentucky has a big election for governor and Andy Beshear is running as the Democratic candidate. Their current governor, Republican Matt Bevin is incredibly unpopular and did not have a very good showing by Republican voters in the May primary. (Source) The race is considered a Toss-Up. Everything we can do to get voters in Kentucky excited about Beshear and working to register and turn out Democratic voters in 2019 is essentially laying a foundation that Amy McGrath can build on in 2020.
If you have other ideas of how we can support Amy McGrath, particularly for folks outside the state, please let us know in the comments. Thanks!
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