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submitted by James Rhodes

The Democratic challenger taking on Republican Incumbent Congressman James Comer for  Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District said he will be “more accessible” and therefore better able to represent the people in his district. James Rhodes’ platform is founded on the idea that he’s a “common man” who will lead with “common sense.”

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  About 20 people gathered in the courtyard of the Caldwell Medical Center in Princeton for a Mitch McConnell event last week. It was raining and attendees tried their best to social distance beneath tents as McConnell talked to them about the CARES Act.

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  Kentuckians will again consider a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution in an effort known as “Marsy’s Law,” in what advocates say will institute specific rights and due process for crime victims. Yet critics of the amendment argue Marsy’s Law fails to live up to its promise for victims, and could create significant legal problems with criminal proceedings.

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Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Amy McGrath said she supports a ruling Tuesday allowing a grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case to publicly discuss the proceedings. McGrath, who’s facing Republican U.S. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election, also spoke about federal COVID-19 relief negotiations and access to healthcare to at least 60 people during a campaign stop in Murray.

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This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot.

Photos Provided By The Candidates

This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot.

Office of Congressman James Comer

 

This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot. Other parts of this series published thus far include a Q&A with the 42nd Judicial Circuit Family Court Judge candidates, voter guide for state legislative races, and a report on the proposed constitutional amendment for judicial reform. 

Photos Provided by the Candidates

This report is part of a series produced by WKMS News highlighting races appearing on the 2020 general election ballot. Other parts of this series published thus far include a voter guide for state legislative races and a report on the proposed constitutional amendment for judicial reform. 

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

WKMS News sent an issues survey to candidates vying for seats in the Kentucky state representative and state senate races in our coverage area for the Nov. 3 general election. The survey for candidates included questions on police reform and coronavirus response, as well as the opportunity to elaborate on which issues candidates want to address within their district. Candidate coverage was based on timely response to the election survey. Below are the responses:

Amy McGrath via Facebook, Official Headshot

  Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath squared off in the only debate of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race on Monday night, arguing over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and partisan politics.

 

McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, blamed McConnell for not passing a new coronavirus relief bill after the Democratic-led House advanced one in late May, calling McConnell’s behavior an “absolute dereliction of duty.”

 

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