LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Senator Mitch McConnell today released the following statement accepting the updated “Kentucky Debate,” a debate between himself and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, hosted by Kentucky’s Gray Television stations in association with the University of Kentucky:

“Having already committed last month to attend this debate, I was excited to learn that Gray Television is partnering with the University of Kentucky to deliver such a critical aspect of any campaign. This is also welcome news since my opponent previously committed to attend the UK-hosted debate. Kentuckians deserve the chance to compare the two of us side by side on the issues that matter most, and I look forward to making my case on stage next to Ms. McGrath.”


BackgroundSenator Mitch McConnell challenged his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, to a televised debate with statewide reach, which Gray Television delivered. Click here to view Senator McConnell’s August debate proposal. Senator McConnell agreed to appear alongside Amy McGrath at last month’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Measure the Candidate Forum, but McGrath declined to attend.