Amy McGrath won a closely-watched and surprisingly close Senate Democratic primary in Kentucky, CNN projected on Tuesday.
A former Marine fighter pilot who had the backing of the national party establishment, McGrath will face off against Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November.
McGrath edged out her Democratic opponent, state Rep. Charles Booker, who enjoyed a late groundswell of support as he emerged as a national voice during protests over police brutality and racial injustice and attracted support from progressives across the country.
McGrath congratulated Booker and other Democratic primary opponents in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
“I am proud to have competed against these men and, undoubtedly, doing so made me a better candidate,” she said. “I hope I can rely on them for their help, guidance and advice for the fight ahead of us.”
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