Sen. McConnell Champions Kentucky Interests While McGrath Would Sell Kentucky Out

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Team Mitch today released a new statewide ad contrasting Senator Mitch McConnell’s support for “Kentucky Jobs” with Amy McGrath’s support for Nancy Pelosi’s far-left agenda and many attempts to delay the critical rescue funds that saved jobs and businesses across Kentucky. Senator McConnell delivered help when Kentuckians needed it most, but Amy McGrath stood with Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda and partisan delay tactics.

“Amy McGrath claims to support Kentuckians, but when push comes to shove she is just another tool of Nancy Pelosi and the Washington Democratic Establishment,” said McConnell Senate Committee press secretary Kate Cooksey. “When Nancy Pelosi held up additional rescue funds for small businesses, McGrath cheered her on. When Pelosi impeached President Trump, McGrath said it was the right thing to do. Meanwhile, Senator McConnell has secured $12 billion in rescue funds for Kentucky and stopped Pelosi’s sham impeachment in the Senate. If elected, Amy McGrath would sell Kentucky out with her very first vote.”

Click here to watch “Kentucky Jobs.” 


JAY: When Coronavirus hit, I was worried for my family, worried for my employees and their families.

JOANNE: When we needed help quickly, Nancy Pelosi held that help hostage.

NANCY: And Amy McGrath backs Pelosi and her left-wing agenda.

RICK: Senator McConnell brought Republicans and Democrats together to pass the PPP.

JENNIFER: Which saved my business and the jobs of my employees.

MELANIE: Because of Mitch McConnell our employees never missed a paycheck.

ANNOUNCER: While McGrath supports Pelosi’s agenda…

MICHELLE: …Mitch is fighting for Kentucky jobs.

MITCH MCCONNELL: I’m Mitch McConnell and I approve this message.



In March, Senator McConnell led the CARES Act, the biggest economic rescue package in U.S. history, to unanimous passage in the Senate. To date, CARES Act funds have made a more than $12B impact on Kentucky and saved thousands of small business jobs.

  • According to the Small Business Administration, 48,856 Paycheck Protection Program loans were distributed to Kentucky businesses. (U.S. Small Business Administration, 7/17/2020)

In April, Pelosi refused to swiftly pass $250 Billion in additional small business relief unless Republicans conceded to her demands for the program’s terms. (Washington Post, 4/8/2020)

During her failed 2018 run for Congress, Amy McGrath stated she was the same as national Democrats and had Nancy Pelosi’s. 

  • In 2017, McGrath could not name a single issue on which she differed with the National Democratic Party, saying, “I don’t know that I’m different than the Democratic Party nationally?” (CNN, 8/2/2017)
  • In 2018, Pelosi’s House Majority PAC spent over $500,000 on support of McGrath. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 11/2/2018)

Amy McGrath supports Nancy Pelosi’s agenda that is centered around impeaching President Trump as well as opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, funding for President Trump’s border wall, and tax cuts for middle-class families. McGrath and Pelosi are also both pro-abortion. 

  • “McGrath Says She Would Have Voted To Remove Trump As Senate, McConnell Vote To Acquit” (Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/5/2020)
  • McGrath said she would have opposed then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, and Pelosi said Judge Kavanaugh unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. (Politico, 7/10/2019; CBS News, 9/29/2018)
  • McGrath called President Trump’s border wall “stupid” while Pelosi called it “immoral.” (Georgetown News-Graphic, 10/29/2018; The Guardian, 1/4/2019)
  • Both McGrath and Pelosi have called the 2017 tax cuts for middle-class families a “tax scam” and would work to rollback the tax cuts. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 10/29/2018; Nancy Pelosi Press Release, 11/13/2017)
  • McGrath and Pelosi have expressed their 100 percent pro-abortion stances, saying the government should not be involved in establishing limits to abortion. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 8/22/2018; CBS Boston, 5/19/2019)