LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Amy McGrath is flying across the state in the final hours of Election Day hoping to recruit more voters to the polls.
The Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate is looking to unseat Republican Mitch McConnell, who is seeking his seventh term.
After 36 years in Washington, McGrath says it's time to retire McConnell, and get the Senate back on track to work for the people.
If elected, she wants to focus on fighting the pandemic and vote for more COVID-19 relief. She also wants to improve health care, education and infrastructure in Kentucky.
We caught up with McGrath before she took off from Lexington Tuesday morning.
McGrath says she was excited to see lines of voters at polling sites. She hopes a big turnout is a good sign for her campaign.
"I believe that people are ready for leaders they can trust again. And I think that we're excited about this, and I'm a believer in our democracy. When we have everyone's voice heard, we really get to hear the voice of the people. I'm excited for that because I think Kentucky's ready," McGrath said.
Before landing back home in Georgetown tonight, she's flying to Owensboro, Ashland, Louisville and northern Kentucky.
Out of concern for COVID-19, there's no election night party or gathering for McGrath. She says she'll watch the results come in from either her election headquarters or at home.