McGrath gained the support of several establishment Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), making her an initial favorite in the race combined with a large fundraising advantage over Booker.
McGrath has raised prodigious amounts of campaign cash, capitalizing on the wrath national Democrats have for McConnell. With 99% of precincts reporting Tuesday afternoon, she had an 11,832-vote advantage over Booker out of almost 531,000 votes cast.
Results from the race were delayed by widespread absentee voting due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Since last summer, McConnell and McGrath looked past their primaries to skirmish with each other, and now those attacks will intensify heading into the fall campaign. He joined demonstrations in his hometown of Louisville to demand justice for Taylor, who was fatally shot by Louisville police in her own home.
A prolific fundraiser, McGrath was the pick of the Senate Democratic campaign arm and brought in more than $40 million for her campaign. McGrath had been the most high-profile candidate, but Booker surged into contention with endorsements from progressive icons Sens. Her campaign received a cease-and-desist letter from coal miners who said they did not consent to being used in a political ad. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA, along with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY. However, unlike some of her Democrat challengers, she opposes Medicare-for-all.
McConnell accuses her of being too liberal for Kentucky on issues ranging from abortion to border security.
"The mission to defeat Mitch McConnell and defend our democracy goes on", she said. McConnell also plays up his Senate leadership role and his ability to steer federal money back to the Bluegrass State.
After gaining attention for the protests, Booker released an ad highlighting McGrath's answer in a June 1 debate, where she said she hadn't been to a Louisville protest in the few days prior. Earlier on Tuesday, Booker captured both Jefferson and Fayette counties, which cover Louisville and Lexington, but his edge was not enough to counter McGrath's lead with absentee ballots and some of the more rural parts of the state.
Saharan dust moving into the Gulf Coast
On a positive note, Wilkinson said this phenomenon will give the Atlantic Ocean a break from hurricane activity for a brief time. But forecasters are watching new batches of dust approaching the Caribbean and moving off Africa's west coast.
Ethiopia Agrees to Delay GERD Filling
However, Andargachew explained that his country prefers negotiating on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The Security Council was expected to hold a public meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue.
Astronaut Loses Mirror During Space Walk
Their spacewalks are expected to continue through July before Behnken returns to Earth in August aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. And if you are worrying if the mirror will pose any threat or risk to the station or the spacewalk, NASA confirmed it will not.
Global COVID-19 death toll cross 5 million
US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar described the current situation as "very serious" during his TV appearances. The United States has suffered the highest death count (125,803), followed by Brazil (57,622) and the United Kingdom (43,634).