AFT Local 1360

Besides their far-right-wing politics, which includes slashing funds for public schools and fierce opposition to teacher unions, what do Sen. Mitch McConnell and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have in common?

Both of them are under fire from Amy McGrath, the ex-Marine jet pilot who who wants McConnell's job.  

Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGrath’s uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy” in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the foundation of his campaign.

Join us on The State of Kentucky as we analyze the primary with Al Cross, long-time political observer of Kentucky politics, and Robert Kahne, data scientist and one of the hosts of “My Old Kentucky Podcast.” What do the results mean for Mike Broihier, Charles Booker, and Amy McGrath? Watch the video replay below, or listen to the podcast below that.

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A number of crimes are mentioned in our Constitution, but treason is the only crime specifically defined there. And, unlike other nations that include speech and protest as potentially treasonable, our Constitution admits just two actions as constituting treason: “levying war against the US, or adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”