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Amy McGrath Responds to Sen. McConnell's Debate Challenge

Amy McGrath has responded to a previously-issued debate challenge from Senator Mitch McConnell by challenging the Kentucky senator to three debates that would be held in different regions to allow voters across the commonwealth to hear from the candidates.

Posted: Aug 20, 2020 11:27 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2020 11:35 AM

On Thursday, retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath's campaign delivered a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign requesting that the senator join her for three face-to-face debates surrounding the health care and economic crises the Commonwealth of Kentucky is facing.

This in response to a letter previously sent by Sen. McConnell on Wednesday, challenging McGrath to "a socially distanced, Lincoln-Douglas style debate."

"I am challenging you to a socially distanced, Lincoln-Douglas style debate with a time-keeping moderator agreed upon by each of us," McConnell's letter to McGrath said. "This would be a debate just between the two of us. No notes at the table, no props, and no audience."


Related Link: 44News Exclusive Interview: Sen. McConnell on the Next Round of Coronavirus Relief


In McGrath's letter to Sen. McConnell, she says that "the Commonwealth of Kentucky has not received nearly enough support to control this pandemic, keep our families afloat, or even vote safely."

McGrath goes on to say that a face-to-face debate is welcomed, to "ensure that Kentuckians can hear real solutions for the crisis ahead." In her letter, McGrath calls for three face-to-face debates to be held in different regions of Kentucky so voters across the commonwealth have the opportunity to hear from the candidates.

Additionally, McGrath has invited libertarian candidate Brad Barron to join in the debates, so Kentuckians can hear from all of the candidates on the ballot.

View the Letter Sent from McConnell to McGrath: Click Here

View McGrath's Response Letter to McConnell: Click Here

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