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As expected, the Kentucky State AFL-CIO today endorsed Democrat Amy McGrath for the U.S. Senate. 

"She has pledged her support for working people and unions and her opponent has spent his entire career in Washington trying to destroy the labor movement," said Bill Londrigan, state AFL-CIO president.

The voters of Kentucky roundly support the key provisions of the HEROES coronavirus relief bill from House Democrats, and roundly oppose Sen. Mitch McConnell’s push to reopen schools in the middle of the pandemic. That’s what Public Policy Polling (PPP) found in a poll conducted July 17-18 in Kentucky for Protect Our Care.

This, by the way, was a group of 1,547 Kentucky voters who won for Donald Trump in 2016, 57% to 33%. That’s 24-point margin for Trump.

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Frankfort, KY Mitch McConnell’s latest TV ad features a cast of eyebrow raising characters: individuals who have mocked the coronavirus pandemic, a company whose vice president routinely posts racist, inflammatory content on social media, and a woman appears to have been recruited to be in the ad via Mitch McConnell’s Senate office.

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UPDATE: From Jeff Wiggins, Kentucky State AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer, read Experts expect 'massive human suffering' if GOP lets jobless benefit expire by Emily Singer in The American Independent

From Bill Londrigan:

As you know the Senate is back in session and the most critical piece of legislation that is currently pending is HR6800 – The Heroes Act.