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Lt. Col McGrath Raises $197K For Campaign In 36 Hours

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(LEX 18) - Within 36 hours of posting her two-minute video announcing her campaign,  retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath has raised $197, 227 for her campaign.

She is seeking the Democratic party's nomination in the May 2018 primary for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District, which Congressman Andy Barr has held since 2013.

She will challenge State Senator Reggie Thomas for the Democratic nomination. Thomas has served in the state Senate since 2013 and announced his bid for Congress in early July.

Her campaign manager announced the surge in fundraising on social media Wednesday.

"After exactly 36 hours of organic online fundraising, retired Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath has nearly raised what Barr raised in three full months, and he's known as a pretty impressive fundraiser. And that's only what has come online from almost all beautiful strangers!" wrote Mark Nickolas.

He also acknowledged the challenge ahead in facing off with the incumbent Barr. 

"This is Mt. Everest. We get that. The hard part lies ahead. This is likely a 3 million dollar race. But we are already at Base Camp on Day 2," said Nickolas.

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