Congressman Andy Barr Heads Back To Washington For Fourth Term

Nov 7, 2018
Originally published on November 7, 2018 12:02 pm

Sixth District GOP Congressman Andy Barr held off a challenge by first time candidate Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. The three-term U.S. Representative admits divisiveness in politics needs attention.

“We are a people, who rose from the rugged pioneer spirit which built this country. And there is no reason why Kentuckians can't lead a political and spiritual renewal to go along with our nation’s economic revival,” Barr said.

Barr thanked McGrath for stiff competition, saying it made him a better leader and better Congressman. For her part, McGrath promised to remain an active voice in Kentucky.

She built her campaign as an anti-establishment candidate and gained the reputation of running a positive campaign. McGrath and her supporters criticized GOP interests for running attacks ads.

“Unfortunately negative campaigning is still a factor. And it’s unfortunate but I think it has a lot to do with the types of attacks that were run and I don’t know. We’ll take a step back and take a look at it. But I don’t really know," she said.

The 6th Congressional District covers 19 counties and includes the cities Lexington, Frankfort and Richmond. 

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