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Mike Broihier, Dem and military veteran, jumps in Senate race against Mitch McConnell


Added 07-18-19 10:22:02am EST - “Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrat Mike Broihier, another military vet, jumps in Senate race against Mitch McConnell”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky.

Broihier acknowledged Thursday that his campaign starts with a virtual blank slate, needing to build name recognition and a campaign fund to compete with an establishment-backed rival in his own party.

Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath entered the race last week to a rocky start while showing immediate fundraising prowess. Both Democrats rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps.

Broihier set his sights on McConnell in his campaign announcement video, saying the Republican leader “refined the art of obstruction” and “weaponized the filibuster to his own political purposes. And when it doesn’t fit, he throws the rules and 200 years of tradition onto the ash heap of history — democracy be damned.”

He blasted McConnell for his self-anointed role as the Grim Reaper killing the priorities of House Democrats.

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