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Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:12 PM

Feminist. Progressive. Barr attack ad says those qualities make McGrath too liberal.

Facing his toughest re-election battle, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr launched a television ad Monday that seeks to define Democratic opponent Amy McGrath as “too liberal for Kentucky.”

The 30-second ad shows black and white clips of McGrath saying she’s a feminist, she’s progressive, she’s pro-choice, she voted for former President Barack Obama twice and she thinks President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is “stupid.”

Barr, R-Lexington, started airing general election ads in July, but this is the first in which he mentions McGrath, a sign the three-term congressman is vulnerable. It was widely anticipated that the campaigns would go negative, but it is unusual to do so in early August.

“Usually, incumbents experiment with ignoring their opponents for as long as they can because grappling with them in advertising gives them credibility,” said Stephen Voss, a political science professor at the University of Kentucky.

Read more: https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article216160220.html

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Reply Feminist. Progressive. Barr attack ad says those qualities make McGrath too liberal. (Original post)
TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #1
Liberal Jesus Freak Aug 2018 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2018 #4
get the red out Aug 2018 #5
Ohiogal Aug 2018 #2

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:15 PM

1. I support Amy McGrath 100%.

I can't vote for her, but I can send money, and I do.

She is the real deal.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:50 PM

3. Thanks Peggy!

Working hard for her in Lexington Kentucky 😘

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:53 PM

4. I'm glad you can put make an effort, my dear Liberal Jesus Freak!

I no longer have the energy to go door-to-door, and I hate making cold calls. So even if I were there, money would still be my only option. Thank goodness I can help!

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Response to Liberal Jesus Freak (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:24 AM

5. My husband and I are doing what we can here in Lexington too

My Republican husband, I must point out! Barr's attack ads are infuriating! By condemning her for perfectly logical positions he has gone for the extremist vote FAST. I start cursing at the TV when his ads come on, and they are constantly on! He was even running ads on MSNBC, I had to laugh at that, who does he think he's going to reach during "The Beat"?

He is infuriating, but he's a scared little asshole!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 10:18 PM

2. Why wouldn't anyone think those are all positive qualities?

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