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Amy McGrath was born on 3 June, 1975 in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States, is an American politician, former Marine fighter pilot. Discover Amy McGrath's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 45 years old?

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Age 45 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 3 June 1975
Birthday 3 June
Birthplace Kenton County, Kentucky, United States
Nationality United States

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Her husband is Erik Henderson (m. 2009)

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Children Theodore Henderson, Eleanor Henderson, George Henderson

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2020

As of January 2020, McGrath had over $9 million cash on hand for her run. Her campaign said that the average donation is $36, and that over 288,000 people have contributed. A survey, conducted by the AARP in July 2019, showed McConnell with 47 percent support and McGrath with 46 percent support. The poll was conducted among likely voters.

McGrath's campaign reported raising $12.8 million in the first quarter of 2020, outraising McConnell, who reported raising $7.4 million in the same period. According to Raymond La Raja, a political science professor at University of Massachusetts-Amherst, McGrath's is “a high profile race, McConnell is the second most powerful Republican and Democrats intensely dislike him. It is a national race that attracts small donors. ... If it was a choice of [the] Democratic establishment, they would not be investing this much in the race. But this really is being funded through grassroots. I think they [the Democratic establishment] have concerns about not having money for other races which are winnable. But even though pundits say this race is not close and McConnell will win, people see this race as a tight one, which is why they’re giving money.”

2019

On July 9, 2019, McGrath announced on Twitter that she was running for the United States Senate for Kentucky in the 2020 election, challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell. McGrath raised $3.5 million in her first week. In her launch video, McGrath stated that "bit by bit, year by year, [McConnell has] turned Washington into something we all despise -- where dysfunction and chaos are political weapons." Various polls have shown McConnell among the least popular senators with his own constituents, since at least 2012. As of January 2020, his approval rating was at 37 percent among Kentuckians.

On August 23, 2019, McGrath’s campaign released an ad called "10 Hour Bus Ride.” It featured a reenactment of a group of miners with black lung disease who made a 10 hour bus trip to Washington D.C. to ask McConnell to help fund their medical care, but received only one minute of McConnell’s time. Two miners who were featured in the ad filed a lawsuit against the McGrath campaign for using their images. They said they were not informed the footage would be used for political purposes, although the McGrath campaign disputes this.

McGrath endorsed Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign ahead of the Democratic party’s Iowa caucuses.

McGrath supports addressing climate change. She has called it "a fact," and said it "disrupt[s] the environment" and harms the economy. She supports investing in infrastructure in eastern Kentucky to offset the economic impacts of the coal industry’s continuing decline.

2018

McGrath won the Democratic Party primary on May 22, 2018. She defeated Jim Gray, the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, and a well-known figure who was one of the first openly gay Kentuckians elected to public office. She won all 18 rural counties with the exception of Fayette County, Kentucky. After the win, Gray endorsed McGrath, as did the DCCC via their Red to Blue campaign. Former Vice President Joe Biden called to congratulate McGrath.

In the November 2018 general election, McGrath was defeated by Republican incumbent Andy Barr. Barr won 51% of the vote to McGrath's 47.8%.

In her 2018 House and 2020 Senate races, McGrath has identified herself as a moderate Democrat. McGrath considers herself a fiscal conservative. Left-leaning news outlets, including the Rolling Stone magazine, have criticized McGrath for being too moderate.

McGrath supports the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) and efforts to preserve and improve it. She has said "we have a very complex health care system in America and right now we have the Affordable Care Act, that just came into effect a few years ago. ... I believe, as with every major piece of legislation in this country, we should try to make it work.” She has stated support for a public option for health care, similar to the insurance plan offered to military veterans, and has also said she supports allowing people over 55 to opt-in to Medicare. McGrath opposes Medicare for All, saying that she prefers to improve on the ACA and that she opposes the abolishment of private health insurance. During her 2018 House campaign she had indicated she liked the idea of single-payer healthcare plans, but thought they just weren't feasible.

McGrath has called for comprehensive immigration reform. McGrath opposes building a physical barrier or wall along the entire US border with Mexico, saying it would be "very expensive" and not be "effective," and "it would take decades to build and then you can just defeat it with a ladder. We can secure our border with better technology" such as drone patrols. In a debate on KET during the Democratic primary of her 2018 campaign, McGrath displayed a willingness to compromise on immigration issues. She opposes abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

2017

Following her retirement from military service in 2017, McGrath entered politics. She was the Democratic nominee for Kentucky's 6th congressional district in the 2018 election, losing to incumbent Republican Andy Barr by 9,732 votes out of over 300,000 votes cast. In July 2019, she announced her campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate in the 2020 election against incumbent Mitch McConnell.

From 2012 to 2014, McGrath worked at the Pentagon at the Headquarters Marine Corps, as a Marine Corps liaison to the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development. From 2014 to 2017, McGrath taught as a senior political science instructor at the United States Naval Academy. After reaching her 20-year service mark, McGrath retired from the armed forces on June 1, 2017, at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

On August 1, 2017, McGrath announced that she was running for the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky's 6th congressional district as a Democrat in the 2018 election. McGrath's campaign announcement video attracted national attention. The video had over one million views on YouTube by August 3, 2017.

McGrath opposed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, stating it "featured massive giveaways to the wealthy and large corporations... that will increase taxes on 53 percent of Americans by 2027." She favored making permanent the temporary tax cuts for the middle class contained in the bill.

In April 2017, McGrath's father died at the age of 76 after a battle with cancer.

2016

In 2016, McGrath authored an editorial for Foreign Policy magazine, calling for a thorough investigation of the decision-making process that the U.S. government took leading up to the Iraq War, similar to the British Chilcot Report. She cited the "seven investigations, ... 33 hearings, and ... almost $7 million examining every facet of the disaster in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans were killed," and contrasted it with the "4,806 American and coalition members deaths and 32,246 wounded" and estimated $3 trillion spent during the Iraq War.

2011

McGrath received a graduate certificate in legislative studies from Georgetown University in 2011. In 2014, she earned a Master of Arts in international and global security studies from Johns Hopkins University.

In 2011, McGrath shifted stateside, working as a congressional fellow for Representative Susan Davis's office in Washington, D.C., as a defense and foreign affairs advisor for a year. Davis was chair and ranking member on the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee.

2009

In 2009, McGrath married now-retired naval Lieutenant Commander Erik Henderson. The couple have three children. Henderson is a lifelong Republican. The family lives in Georgetown, Kentucky.

2004

After being promoted to Captain, McGrath transitioned to a pilot role and completed flight school in 2004. During 2005 and 2006, she was deployed on a second tour of duty over Afghanistan with Squadron 121. During this time she became the first female to fly in an F/A-18 in combat for the U.S. Marine Corps. In 2007, she was promoted from captain to major. From 2007 to 2009, she was deployed to East Asia. During this same time, McGrath was also part of Fighter-Attack Squadron 106. In 2010, she served a second tour in Afghanistan with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Helmand Province.

2002

In March 2002, McGrath was deployed to Manas, Kyrgyzstan, for a six-month tour of duty, during which she flew 51 combat missions in an F/A-18D in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She was the first woman to fly a combat mission in the United States Marine Corps. In January 2003, stationed in Kuwait, McGrath flew in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, where she provided air support to ground troops and conducted reconnaissance and air strikes.

1999

After graduating from the Naval Academy, at the age of 21 McGrath was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. In 1999, she completed flight school and started her career as a Weapons Systems Officer (WSO), coordinating weapons including air-to-air AMRAAM missiles and heat-seeking Sidewinders. She was assigned to Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 121. When McGrath and fellow Marine pilot Jaden Kim joined VMFA-121, they became the first female aviators to join the squadron. During this same time, McGrath was also part of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101.

1997

In 1997, McGrath graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in political science. While there, McGrath was the student director of the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference. She was also a member of the Academy’s first women's varsity soccer team.

1993

McGrath graduated in 1993 from Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, Kentucky, where she played varsity soccer, basketball, and baseball, and was captain of the soccer team her senior year. In her senior year, she received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, the same year Congress lifted the Combat Exclusion Policy which banned women from becoming fighter pilots.

1975

Amy Melinda McGrath (born June 3, 1975) is an American politician and former Marine fighter pilot. During her 20 years of service in the Marine Corps, McGrath flew 89 combat missions against al-Qaeda and the Taliban. McGrath was the first woman to fly a combat mission for the Marine Corps, as well as the first to pilot the F/A-18 on a combat mission. Toward the end of her service, McGrath worked domestically as a political adviser, a liaison officer, and an instructor at the United States Naval Academy.