Amy McGrath, a new name in KY politics


How hard is it for a Democrat to win in Kentucky? Amy McGrath is about to find out. A former Lt. Col. in the Marine Corps and the first woman to fly an F-18 in combat, McGrath joined Salon’s Alyona Minkovski on “Salon Talks” to discuss her run in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. After flying 89 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, McGrath said that she sees public office as her “second service.” McGrath’s first campaign ad went viral. In the ad she tells the story of being told repeatedly as a young girl that her dream of being a fighter pilot couldn’t happen. Her progressive platform calls for a public option in healthcare, supports abortion and sees climate change as a key priority for government to address. McGrath said that she doesn’t see these as radical ideas. Instead, McGrath said it’s the Republican party that’s “far gone.”

To hear more about her campaign and why she believes having more politicians with military service will affect our foreign policy, watch the interview above. Tune into SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on Salon, Facebook and Periscope.

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