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McGrath in 2019
|Born||June 3, 1975
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (2017–present)|
|Independent (before 2017)|
Erik Henderson (m. 2009)
|Education||United States Naval Academy (BS)
Johns Hopkins University (MA)
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1997–2017|
Amy M. 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.
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, narrowly losing to incumbent Republican Andy Barr.
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. In June 2020, she won the Democratic nomination. However, she lost the general election to McConnell.
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