Congressman Andy Barr beats challenger Amy McGrath, secures 4th term in Congress

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(WYMT) - Republican incumbent Congressman Andy Barr fought and won Kentucky's 6th Congressional District race against Democratic challenger retired Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath.

Barr secured a fourth term in Congress after receiving a lot of high profile support from House Speaker Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump and Donald Trump Junior.

McGrath brought in big names of her own, like former Vice President Joe Biden. She also outspent Barr, despite being a political newcomer.

In spite of this, McGrath lost what originally looked to be a close race with Barr.

Barr was first elected in 2012.

After winning, WKYT sat down with Barr to see what impact President Trump had in the race.

"I went there and we had a tremendous, very successful - some of you were at that rally - and he won that race," said President Donald Trump when talking about October. That's when he showed his support for Congressman Andy Barr in front of a packed house in Richmond.

"I know it had an impact. I know that the president had an impact because he motivated many of the people who voted for him in 2016," said Barr.

Representative Barr told WKYT Wednesday that he is looking forward to getting back to work no matter who is in charge. Barr hopes to work with people across the aisle to get things done.



 
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