Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear on Monday endorsed retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.
“In these uncertain times in our commonwealth, we need leaders who have the character and vision to lead Kentucky through this crisis and bring us out the other side stronger,” said Gov. Beshear.
“Amy McGrath embodies our Kentucky values of family, faith, service, and caring for our neighbors, and I know those values will drive everything she does in Washington," Beshear said. "She will fight for our teachers, protect Kentuckians’ pensions, and work for Kentucky families. I’m proud to endorse her as the next U.S. senator from Kentucky.”
Team Mitch Campaign Manager Kevin Golden released a statement on Beshear's endorsement of McGrath, which said, “It’s no surprise that a Democrat governor endorsed a Democrat Senate candidate, especially because his former staffers are running the super PAC endorsed by the McGrath campaign. The real question is, why did it take Amy McGrath being the only Democrat in the race to secure the governor’s endorsement?”
McGrath said she's honored to have Beshear's endorsement, and that the agreement between Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams is an example of the kind of bipartisanship and compromise that helps Kentuckians. She says she'll bring the same spirit of bipartisanship to Washington in an effort to help uplift working Kentuckians through equal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
"I greatly admire Gov. Beshear’s strength, steady hand, and unwavering commitment to doing what is right during this extraordinarily challenging period in Kentucky’s history,” said McGrath.