Wednesday, August 9, 2017

No, Trey is Not Running



Rumors have been circulating that former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson plans to primary Rep. Thomas Massie for Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.

Trey is unequivocal:  it's not happening.

He's looking at several interesting opportunities, but that Congressional seat is not one of them.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Andy Barr Might Have a Real Race


Check out the campaign ad from Democrat Amy McGrath, who is running for Kentucky's 6th Congressional District against Andy Barr. McGrath is a retired Marine -- and the first woman to fly an F-18 in combat. Her personal story is compelling.

She's a much better candidate than those the Dems typically put up here, like Jack Conway and Allison Lundergan Grimes.

Although Barr won comfortably his last two elections, his first one was tight (five points). So I would not count McGrath out.

McGrath's ad suggests that saving Obamacare will be her primary issue.  In that sense, Republicans' failure to pass a repeal and replace may actually work to Barr's advantage. That, of course, is contrary to the notion that Republicans will get shellacked for not having kept the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Unless it actually happens, McGrath is running on a hypothetical.