In the past several elections for U.S. Senate in our state, the Democratic Party has demonstrated that it has difficulty picking candidates who can defeat our two incumbent Republican senators in a deeply growing red state.
One would think the Democrats would get tired of running candidates who have little chance of winning and through their words and actions simply embarrass the party even more.
One only has to look at candidates such as former Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who challenged U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. She will always be remembered as the candidate who could not tell Kentuckians if she voted for Barack Obama. Former candidate Jim Gray, who ran in 2016 against U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, was a left-winger who couldn’t distance himself from Obama and the policies of the national Democratic Party.
In 2020, we watched the Democrats pick another horrible candidate in Amy McGrath to run against McConnell. McGrath had an impressive military career for which she should be applauded, but when it came to politics she was a deeply flawed candidate who couldn’t distance herself from the values of the national Democratic Party. She initially said she would’ve voted to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Hours later, she backtracked after an uproar from her base and said she would’ve voted against his confirmation. At the end of the campaign, she spent $90 million and got beat by 20 percentage points.
These were just not good, centrist candidates.
In McConnell and Paul, we have known for years what they stand for. They stand for Kentucky, its people and traditional values. They’re for protecting the unborn, for less government intrusion in our lives, protecting our Second Amendment rights, supporting conservative Supreme Court nominees and standing up to the far-left’s socialist agenda.