Fed up with Mitch McConnell and the Washington swamp he created? Meet Amy McGrath — a Marine, fighter pilot, and mom running for Senate to take him on.

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  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 1, 2023 at 11:03 PM

Nicolle Wallace asked me about Sen. Tuberville’s scheme - here’s how I answered:

Team —  Nicolle Wallace invited me on her program the other day, and she asked me about Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s shameful un-American scheme to block over 200 military nominations — all because he wants to strip basic rights from women who serve.  This one is personal for me, and I want to share how …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 29, 2023 at 2:38 PM

Some thoughts about Memorial Day

Team —  It’s very difficult to talk about Memorial Day in our country in an age when we have been so polarized about patriotism and the definition of our basic American values.   If we can allow ourselves to reflect on American values through the mirror of history, we can recall a time when we joine…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 25, 2023 at 2:34 PM

What swing voters told the Washington Post

Team —  The Washington Post recently conducted a focus group of Trump-Biden voters — people who cast ballots for Trump in 2016 but flipped to Biden in 2020. It’s a critical group, about 3.4% of people who voted in both elections. Without them, it’s unclear if President Biden would have carried the d…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 20, 2023 at 2:09 AM

Mitch McConnell and I agree about this

Team —  This shocks me as much as anyone, but Mitch McConnell and I are in agreement — at least on one very specific issue.  We both think Tommy Tuberville is wrong. Right now, the Alabama senator is single-handedly blocking over 200 military nominations, leading to unnecessary, reckless vacancies a…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 11, 2023 at 4:44 PM

Pure lawlessness

Team —  Here are three things that the modern Republican Party did this week:  Their leading candidate for President of the United States was found liable for sexual assault. On live TV the next day, his fans laughed at the jokes he made about his victim. In that same interview, he said he’d pardon …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 8, 2023 at 7:31 PM

This new poll is horrifying:

Team —  We’re a year and a half away from the 2024 election. You’d be justified in refusing to waste time worrying about what the latest poll says about who’s winning. (Around here, the only horse race on people’s minds happened at Churchill Downs.)  So that’s why the new ABC News/Washington Post po…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 6:34 PM

Crocodile tears

Team —  No one asked for this, but veterans are smack dab in the middle of a big partisan fight right now. It involves the debt ceiling and discretionary budgets and late-night legislative votes, so before your eyes glaze all the way over, let me sum up what’s going down:   First, House Republicans …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 27, 2023 at 4:39 PM

The RNC’s first attack ad was 100% fake

Team —  Almost immediately after President Biden announced his campaign for re-election on Tuesday, the RNC went live with its first attack ad.  Here’s the thing: The video was created entirely using artificial intelligence, imagining a bleak, violent future of a second Biden term.  Every single sec…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 25, 2023 at 10:08 PM

What I just told Nicolle Wallace

Team —  I just left the MSNBC studios, and there’s something that I can’t stop thinking about.  President Biden announced his re-election with a video that starts with one word: “Freedom.”  Right now, one major party in America is embracing the core ideals that make our country great — as the other …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 20, 2023 at 7:56 PM

Trump wants to make every federal employee pass a conservative loyalty test

Team —  Trump says a lot of bonkers things, so you’re forgiven if you missed this one. In a video to supporters the other day, he said something that everyone needs to pay attention to:  “I will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test demonstrating an understanding of our con…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 11, 2023 at 11:01 PM


Team — This shouldn’t be normal.   And yet, the news of yet another mass shooting no longer shatters the national psyche the way it once did. The lawmakers who have built their careers on cozying up to the gun industry no longer are made to feel pressure or shame. It’s just assumed they’ll do nothin…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 7, 2023 at 5:49 PM

How we respond to what just happened in TN matters

Team, we’re being tested. What the world witnessed last night in Tennessee is a Republican legislative supermajority expel two Black members of the minority party because they didn’t like the way they peacefully protested the murders of young children. It’s an unbelievable, anti-democratic maneuver …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
April 5, 2023 at 11:03 PM

I didn’t want to even touch this...

Team — I really didn’t want to even touch this.  But what I just learned made my jaw hit the floor.   Donald Trump’s campaign is doing everything to cash in on his criminal indictment. Minutes after he surrendered to authorities yesterday, the campaign was selling T-shirts with a fake mug shot on th…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
March 31, 2023 at 4:51 PM

Still wrapping my head around this

Team —  It’s still tough to wrap my head around the reality that we are in the middle of a fight to save democracy itself.   I’ve witnessed struggles for human rights and freedom in other parts of the globe. I didn’t think I’d ever see the day when one of two major political parties in America would…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
March 30, 2023 at 5:04 PM

I’ve been thinking a lot about democracy

Team, I’m getting pretty tired of Republicans playing political footsie with Vladimir Putin.  We’ve long known that Trump never misses an opportunity to bend the knee. But that behavior is spreading. Several dozen members of Congress have repeatedly voted against support for Ukraine, and recently, F…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
February 8, 2023 at 11:18 PM

Help elect the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress

Team, Virginia has a special election in just a few short weeks to defend a Democratically-held U.S. House seat.  Jennifer McClellan has championed the passage of progressive policies and fought for her constituents for 17 years. She has worked to pass legislation to protect voting rights, protect…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
January 6, 2023 at 7:31 PM

Where do we go from here

Can you believe everything that’s gotten done? Here are the highlights → Team —  The shock of January 6, 2021, which saw our Capitol invaded for the first time since the War of 1812, is still with me and I’m sure many of you. I remember the feeling of horror, being glued to the news, wondering how …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
December 31, 2022 at 3:36 PM

Year in review

Can you believe everything that’s gotten done? Here are the highlights →Team — What a year it’s been — I want to take a moment to reflect on the work we accomplished together and thank you for your support.  We started the year on a solemn note, marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6th a…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
December 20, 2022 at 3:08 PM

An update for you

I’d like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. Team, I’d like to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.  While things slow down a bit, I’m taking time to think about all the — extremely important — work we did together this year to defend our democracy.   Working t…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
December 8, 2022 at 4:24 PM

You helped make the difference

I want to thank you for everything you did for our country.Team — Like you, I was thrilled to see Senator Raphael Warnock pull off a victory on Tuesday!   Our efforts through Democratic Majority Action, together with partners on the ground, made an undeniable difference in this very close race. To …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
December 5, 2022 at 8:12 PM

Donate to on-the-ground efforts in Georgia before polls close tomorrow →

Let’s turn out as many voters as we can to re-elect Senator Warnock! Team, I’ll keep this quick because the clock is ticking:  Will you split a donation between Democratic Majority Action and Senator Raphael Warnock’s re-election campaign right now?  Tomorrow is the Georgia runoff, and if we’re goi…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
December 1, 2022 at 9:03 PM

Here’s what having a 51-49 majority would mean for us →

Mitch McConnell is really hoping we rest on our laurels. Team — in just a minute, I’m going to ask you to pitch in whatever you can to support our efforts to help Reverend Raphael Warnock win his runoff and get re-elected to the U.S. Senate. But first, I want to talk about exactly why that 51st sea…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 13, 2022 at 11:48 PM

Our democracy survives.

Now that the tallies in Arizona and Nevada are in, it’s official - Team — now that the tallies in Arizona and Nevada are in, it’s official:  We did it! All four of Donald Trump’s election denier candidates running for secretary of state in critical battleground states have been defeated. Our democr…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 9, 2022 at 11:56 PM

What we know so far

Undeniable victories, but we’re not out of the woods Team —  While national media attention is focused on Congress, I wanted to send a quick update on the critical secretary of state races where Donald Trump is trying to install cronies to oversee the next election. Here’s what we know so far: Vot…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 3:22 PM

Our shared determination to hold on to the ideals this country was founded on

Polls are open - here's how to spend the next several hours Well, we made it. Today is Election Day, and we’re about to find out if the hard work we’ve been putting in has paid off.   First things first, please share this link — IWillVote.com — far and wide to help make sure anyone who needs to cas…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 7, 2022 at 2:41 PM

Your “To-Do List” for today

A step-by-step plan to prepare for Election Day. Team, I want to make this easy, so I’ve got a helpful “To-Do List” all written out for today. Ready? 1. If you haven’t already voted, make your plan to cast your ballot before polls close tomorrow!  2. Call or text three friends and double check that…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 6, 2022 at 10:07 PM

Do you know if your friends are voting?

I'm asking you to forward this to five people right now. Team, I just have one request today: Will you forward this email to five people right now and make sure they’re ready to go vote on Tuesday?  Here’s what everyone needs to know: Election Day is this Tuesday, November 8th, and democracy itsel…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 5, 2022 at 3:08 PM

We still have a chance to impact the outcome of these races

And if we fail, Trump's path to a second term in the White House will be lit a whole lot brighter. Team —  I’m going to keep this short because the clock is ticking.  In three days, perhaps the most consequential election of our lifetimes will be over. We’ll either have succeeded at stopping Donal…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 4, 2022 at 1:14 PM

Here’s exactly what we’re doing between now and Election Day:

Our resource allocations Team — we’re less than 100 hours out from Election Day, and I wanted to take a minute to share what your support has made possible during this consequential midterm election cycle. (That’s right. First I showed you our budget spreadsheets, and now I’m following up with how…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 12:22 PM

This email has 3 ways to help (and they’re all important!)

The clock is ticking on the midterms, and we don’t have a moment to waste. Team — I’m going to make three asks of you right now, and they’re all really important, so here we go:   1. If you haven’t been able to chip in to our Get Out the Vote fundraising goal yet, please consider pitching in $5, $…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 2, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Undecided voters

Our final push ahead of Election Day starts now. Team —   Welcome to the home stretch. There’s less than a week left to go in the midterms, and voters in key battlegrounds all across the country are already casting their ballots in what could be the most consequential election of our lifetimes.  Th…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 8:18 PM

No ask - just have to say thanks

With a week to go in the midterms, this team continues to amaze me. Wow, folks — with each deadline and milestone we pass, this team amazes me all over again with your dedication to the mission of defending our democracy. I know I asked a lot of you during October — you saw many, many budget spread…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 1, 2022 at 1:11 AM

One last ask before we reach November

We know exactly what needs to be done between now and Election Day. Team, this is going to be a very short email.  We know exactly what needs to be done between now and Election Day. The American SOS Project is running outreach programs across key battleground states to turn out voters in what I be…
  Team McGrath · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 3:23 PM

One of those “spooky” emails

You know the ones we’re talking about… Team — you know those emails you get from campaigns around Halloween? They go something like this: “What’s even scarier than ghosts and goblins?” … “Our opponent winning!”   Normally we’d stay away from sending you something that corny. But here’s the thing: …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 1:07 AM

If you think you don’t have any fight left in you...

Win or lose, we need to do every single thing in our power to make a difference Well, we’re in the single digits, team. Nine days from right now, polls will be closed in the midterm elections. I’ll tell you what: I want to wake up on November 9th to victory — knowing that we stopped election denier…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 30, 2022 at 2:07 PM

We need to fight back against Jim Marchant’s new ad

He's leading in the polls and spreading lies with his campaign ads. Team, Nevada Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant has released a campaign ad that is downright dangerous.  Not only does it reiterate his promises to make it harder to vote — eliminating vote by mail, nixing early v…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 29, 2022 at 10:07 PM

You may want to ignore my email, but this one’s important:

I’m asking you to take a look at what I have to say, because this can’t wait. Team, it’s a Saturday night during a busy time of year, you’ve got a lot going on, and someone is emailing you about politics. You want to ignore this email and move on with your life — I know, because I feel the same wa…
  Team McGrath · [email protected]
October 29, 2022 at 3:20 PM

Midterm budget update for you

Can you take a look at these numbers this morning? Team, we’re reaching out this morning with a quick update for the weekend. Our latest budget update is in, and we wanted you to be the first to see where things stand:Each time we share this spreadsheet with you, the “left to raise” number in that …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 12:07 PM

Details on our midterm election efforts

Our democracy is on the brink, and there are 11 days left to save it. Team, if you’ve been paying attention to the news in the last week, you’ve seen a series of alarming headlines about the growing threats to our democracy — all coming from the extreme MAGA faction of the Republican Party.   But …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 27, 2022 at 6:31 PM

Inside: an updated budget for October - and what it means if we fail

Here’s how you can make a difference in the midterms right now. Team, with just four days left in the month, we’re shifting into overdrive to keep up the fight in places like Arizona and Nevada through November 8th.  I’ll be honest — we’re coming down to the wire, and we need more resources if we’r…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 25, 2022 at 10:12 PM

Meet the QAnon candidates

Our democracy is in serious trouble... Team, I need you to take a look at this:Let’s take a step back and think about what this headline is really saying...   QAnon is a conspiracy movement whose core belief is that “a group of Satan-worshiping elites who run a child sex ring are trying to control …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 23, 2022 at 10:21 PM

A quick note from me to you

You’re an important part of this team - and we've got just over 2 weeks to go. Team, we’ve reached the final-final stretch to Election Day, with just over two weeks left in the midterms.  Before this busy week begins, I wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much I appreciate you. From…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 22, 2022 at 2:09 PM

Early voting begins TODAY in Nevada

Our work to defeat Jim Marchant goes into high gear right now. Team, early voting has officially begun in Nevada, and according to the most recent polling, QAnon election denier Jim Marchant is still leading in the secretary of state race.  If he wins on November 8th, he’ll oversee the 2024 electio…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 6:28 PM

NYT: “Right-Wing Leaders Mobilize Corps of Election Activists”

Elections officials are bracing for battles in the midterms Team —  The New York Times published a new report on right-wing tactics for the midterms, and it’s terrifying. Here’s the latest on what we’re up against: Led by folks like Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn, far-right GOPers have enlisted the…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 20, 2022 at 12:21 AM

This isn’t like the other emails in your inbox right now

I’m going to tell you something. Team — it probably won’t surprise you to hear that I’ve thought a lot over the years about protecting our country.  Of course, that was a central purpose to my life in the Marines. But there are so many different ways to protect and serve our country, whether it’s t…
  Team McGrath · [email protected]
October 19, 2022 at 12:58 PM

A $19,051 gap and 15 hours to close it

If we're able to pull this thing off... Hi folks, we’re reaching out to make sure you got a chance to read Amy's note. When she emailed you, we were less than halfway to our October budget goal. Since then, hundreds of people on this team have stepped up and contributed to help us get nearly back …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 18, 2022 at 7:17 PM

I'm furious

I can't think of anything LESS patriotic or less American than this. Team —  In addition to being a QAnon election denier, Nevada Republican secretary of state candidate Jim Marchant is the founder of the so-called “America First” coalition of candidates, all of whom have parroted Donald Trump’s el…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 17, 2022 at 4:07 PM

An honest email about what we need to do before the midterms

This is a tough update - but I have to ask. Team — you know that I’ve made a point of being completely transparent with this team about where our midterm budget stands, and today that means I’ve got a tough update. As of about an hour ago, we are 49% to our October budget goal.  That’s not where we…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 16, 2022 at 10:06 PM

Read these six sentences

This is the *last* FEC deadline of the midterms, and I'm keeping this note short Team —  With just over three weeks left until the midterm elections, to say there’s a lot going on would be an understatement. So I’m going to make this important note as short as I can — and I think I can do it in six…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 15, 2022 at 1:50 PM

I want to be completely honest with you

In the spirit of transparency - we have to raise $97,400 in the next 17 days. Team — last week, I sent you a detailed look at our budget projections to pull back the curtain and show you exactly where we are in these critical final weeks. Right now, I want to give you an update — and make a quick …