Democrat Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, launched her bid to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week with an autobiographical ad.
"I'm Amy McGrath, and I often wonder how many other people did Mitch McConnell never take the time to write back, or even think about," she said.
"How did it come to this? That even within our own families we can't talk to each other about the leaders of our country without anger and blame? Well, it started with this man, who was elected a lifetime ago," she continued as pictures of Sen. McConnell appears on screen. "And who has, bit by bit, year by year, turned Washington into something we all despise, where dysfunction and chaos are political weapons. Where budgets, health care, and the Supreme Court are held hostage. A place where ideals go to die."
"I'm running for Senate because it shouldn't be like this."