EDITOR'S NOTE: McGrath is the Kentucky State AFl-CIO endorsed candidate for the US Senate.

By AMY McGrath

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.

Kentucky Democratic Party
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. 


Former Marine Corps pilot Amy McGrath criticized the federal government’s coronavirus relief package Monday, saying it had “holes” and painting it as a bailout for big corporations as the number of COVID-19 cases surges in Kentucky.


On July 9, Attorney General Daniel Cameron issued an open records decision — 20-ORD-095 (erroneously dated June 9) — which confirms that he intends to narrow the public’s rights under the open records law.

He will not do so — yet anyway — by advocating for new exceptions to the law. Instead, he will chip away at 44 plus years of carefully vetted — and in most cases judicially tested — interpretation of those laws by his predecessors and the courts.