Retired Marine Corps Colonel and Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran Amy McGrath (D) converted her exploratory committee into an official campaign committee, but apparently with disappointing results. Ms. McGrath has raised only $36,000 through the month of June, which puts her well behind Rep. Andy Barr (R-Lexington) who has just about $1.1 million cash-on-hand. She first faces state Sen. Reggie Thomas for the Democratic nomination. Mr. Barr was originally elected in 2012 when he unseated then-Rep. Ben Chandler (D-Lexington).
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