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]
December 4, 2023 at 4:08 PM

I have a lot to say about Tommy Tuberville

Friends,   When I go on MSNBC, I’m often asked about Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s block of military promotions — a scheme that’s been going on for 10 months now and which makes our country less safe every single day.   On TV, I get about 30 seconds to answer. But this one’s personal to me, and I have so…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 30, 2023 at 4:31 PM

Urgency ⬆️

Team,   We’re just over two months into this new campaign. We launched Operation Saving Democracy with a single, focused mission: stopping Trumpism in 2024. That’s a big goal that requires big plans.  I’ve said from the start that support from people like you is what will determine how aggressive w…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 28, 2023 at 3:30 PM

I don’t think anyone saw this coming...

Team,   I’m guessing the people who came up with Giving Tuesday never thought we’d need to ask people to chip in to defend our democracy.  Yet, here we are.   If you’re reading this, you know how precarious our situation is. The 2024 election is less than a year away, and the frontrunner for the Re…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 23, 2023 at 3:31 PM

On a personal level...

Team,   A holiday that revolves around food and gratitude really can’t go wrong in my book.   There’s something powerful about the whole country taking a step back to reflect on what we’re thankful for. It’s a time when, hopefully, we can leave politics at the front door. After all, it butts its wa…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 21, 2023 at 12:02 AM

Take. Him. Seriously.

Team,   Donald Trump isn’t tiptoeing around what will happen to America he wins back the White House. Just take a look:  He recently echoed history’s most famous fascists by labeling political opponents “vermin” and even called for ideological purity tests that result in deportations.  When he says…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 16, 2023 at 2:35 PM

38% of voters WANT an authoritarian president?!

Team,   Every chance he gets, Donald Trump is promising to bring authoritarianism to America.  So when I saw this headline in the Washington Post, I nearly spit out my coffee: It turns out, a recent poll shows that 38% of voters (and 48% of Republicans) said we need a leader “willing to break some …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 14, 2023 at 8:57 PM

Break your snooze button

Team,   Donald Trump is talking a lot these days about what he’ll do if he gets back to the White House.   His plans include everything from a mass firing of civil servants to weaponizing the Justice Department against his personal enemies. He says he’ll deport millions of people a year and bring b…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 10, 2023 at 7:40 PM

Honoring our veterans

Join me in showing appreciation for all Americans who served our countryHappy Veterans Month, team!  This is a time for us to show appreciation for all Americans who served our country — and it’s also a good time to recommit to ensuring our veterans have everything they need to succeed in their civi…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 4:02 PM

Let’s talk about these new poll numbers:

Team,   The New York Times just released new battleground state polls — and I’m not going to lie: The numbers are ugly. Biden is losing to Trump in five of six key states. He’s down by double-digits in Nevada.   I’ve already heard from a few friends extremely worried about what this means for an el…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
November 2, 2023 at 3:29 AM

Who wants to hand the world over to Donald Trump?

Team,   Yet another poll is showing Donald Trump in a dead heat — a statistical tie! — with President Biden.   With all that’s happening in the world, it’s a wake-up call that nearly half of voters would still hand power back to a man who gleefully sides with authoritarians and bullies. Let’s revie…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 30, 2023 at 11:22 PM

The Trump takeover of the Republican Party is complete

Team,   Two years ago, several MAGA Republicans wanted Mike Pence hanged for not helping them steal the 2020 election.   Last week, those Republicans hand-picked the new speaker of the House — somebody who helped invent the Big Lie and actually led his party in following through on that lie (in the…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 25, 2023 at 11:02 PM

The “most important architect” of election denialism is now the speaker of the House

Friends,   The House finally elected a speaker today. But you might want to hold off on the confetti cannons…  It turns out the person who united the entire Republican Party after weeks of infighting is a relatively unknown far-right Louisiana congressman named Mike Johnson, who the New York Times …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 25, 2023 at 6:08 PM

Why we started OpSD

Hey,   There’s just over a year before one of the most important elections of our lifetimes, maybe the most consequential event for our democracy in recent history.  Here’s where things stand: All signs point to Donald Trump being his party’s nominee, no matter how many criminal charges he’s facing…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 23, 2023 at 11:32 PM

Bullying as a strategy

Team,  Intimidation tactics. Threats of violence.  Bullying as a strategy is something straight out of a mobster’s playbook — but it’s all too common in our politics these days, ushered in by Trump and his band of MAGA extremists.   And it’s been front and center in the recent drama on Capitol Hill…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 17, 2023 at 3:16 PM

Yes, Jim Jordan is an insurrectionist.

Friends,   House Republicans think Jim Jordan should be the new speaker of the House. It’s stunning.   Not even three years after the January 6th insurrection, one of its ringleaders is on the cusp of a gigantic promotion — one that would put him second in line to the presidency.  Apparently, some …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 2:45 PM

MAGA has brought Congress to a standstill

Team,  Let’s be extremely clear about what’s happening in Congress right now.   Thanks to MAGA Republicans, the U.S. House of Representatives is at a standstill. After Kevin McCarthy worked with Democrats to temporarily avoid a government shutdown, Republicans ousted him as speaker. Now, they can’t…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 11, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Some of your comments really stuck with me...

Team,  The other day, I asked for your feedback and advice to help get Operation Saving Democracy off to a strong start. First, I heard from several people who didn’t believe the team and I would actually read through your notes. (Well, let the record show it wasn’t some gimmick!)   Today, as the n…
  Operation Saving Democracy (via Team McGrath) · [email protected]
October 7, 2023 at 5:15 PM

“God help us.”

Friends,  John Kelly is a retired Marine General. He was also Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff.  Here’s how he recently described his former boss:   You can’t sum up the stakes better than that.   But here’s the thing. We can’t just ask for God’s help. We each have to do what we can to sto…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
October 3, 2023 at 5:21 PM

Just hit reply - send me your thoughts for 2024

Team–    It’s always a gamble taking on a new mission, especially when the stakes are so high. I truly believe our democracy is on the line in the next election, and I’m going to do everything I can to fight for it. I know you probably feel the same way. So let me start by saying thank you to every…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 30, 2023 at 7:22 PM

I’m not going to dignify this with a response

Team,  A few days ago, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President of the United States suggested that our nation’s top military official be executed. I’m not going to dignify that comment with a response. We all see it for what it is. Instead, I’m going to do everything I can to pr…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 29, 2023 at 3:34 PM

This only happens once

Team,  We only get one shot to kickstart a new project. I’d be honored to have you as a founding donor of Operation Saving Democracy.  If you can, please chip in any amount before tomorrow’s FEC deadline. It means a lot — thank you,Amy ---- Original message ----From: Amy McGrathDate: Thursday, Sep.…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 6:20 PM

I’m asking you to go on the record

Team,   Our first-ever FEC report will be the record of what happened in the first 11 days of Operation Saving Democracy. I believe history will look back on this moment.  The stakes are high: Trump and his allies have made it clear that, if they get back in power, they will destroy our democracy. …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 26, 2023 at 11:03 PM

History is playing out in front of us - let the record show you stepped up

Team,   I don’t blame anyone who’s looking through their inbox and wondering what the big deal is about FEC deadlines. So let’s zoom out and talk about why they’re such a big deal — especially for a brand-new organization like ours. The Federal Elections Commission requires all candidates and poli…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 25, 2023 at 5:23 PM

Meet a few heroes of mine:

Team,    Operation Saving Democracy is unlike any mission I’ve ever taken on.   I’ve never been surrounded by such an unprecedented team of patriots — retired generals, admirals, ambassadors, and others. These are folks who’ve spent their whole careers doing two things: (1) serving our country and …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 22, 2023 at 2:45 PM

Why I was a nervous wreck this week

Team,  Launching a new project is nerve-racking, especially when you put yourself out there in politics these days. It’s not the personal attacks. I’ve seen it all before. Trust me.  No, what made me a nervous wreck earlier this week is the same thing that kept me up at night back when I launched m…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 21, 2023 at 6:04 PM

I recorded a video for you:

Hey,   A few friends have asked me one particular question about my latest project, Operation Saving Democracy: Why did I choose this mission?   There are a lot of ways I could answer that and a lot of people in this new operation I could name as inspiration. But instead of writing you a superlong …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 20, 2023 at 2:45 PM

So I made some news last night...

  Hey there, I made some news last night, and I have to say: I’m pretty proud of this new project. To me, there isn’t a worthier cause than fighting to save our democracy from the people who want to destroy it.   You’ve been someone I can count on in big moments, and I’ll never take that for grante…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 19, 2023 at 9:44 PM

Announcing: a brand-new mission

Team,  Tonight, I’m announcing something big — it’s my mission for 2024.  I’m teaming up with an unprecedented group of leaders from my past life. These are retired generals, admirals, ambassadors and other people with defense backgrounds — folks who usually avoid partisan politics like it’s radioa…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
September 8, 2023 at 2:36 PM

My friend Mike O’Brien (aka “Snooki”)

Team,  Pennsylvania isn’t just a critical state in the presidential race. It’s home to a slew of competitive congressional seats. That’s why I was thrilled to hear that my friend Mike O’Brien just launched his campaign in PA-10.  As a Marine Corps veteran with years of service under his belt, Mike h…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
August 23, 2023 at 3:02 PM


Team,  Grab the popcorn: Republican candidates for president are debating tonight.  I’m not sure why.  The far-and-away frontrunner to be the Republican nominee — who also happens to be facing four sets of criminal charges — is dodging the debates. And the polls seem to back up his decision. Even as…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
August 15, 2023 at 3:38 PM

How close they came to pulling it off

With these new 13 felony charges in Georgia, one thing’s clear:   We’re so damn lucky, folks.  The more we learn about how Donald Trump tried to overturn the 2020 election, the more I’m convinced we barely avoided a catastrophe.  We now have evidence that Trump’s team actually infiltrated a voting s…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
August 8, 2023 at 7:53 PM

Trump is flailing. But Americans are buying it.

Team —  Now that Trump is facing his third set of criminal charges — this time for trying to steal the 2020 election — his team is trying hard to spin this news.  On Sunday, one of his lawyers told Chuck Todd that a “technical violation of the Constitution” isn’t necessarily a crime. (That’s one hec…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
August 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM

It could come down to a coin flip...

Team — Let’s review where we are:  First, Donald Trump was charged with crimes related to falsifying business records.   Then, in June, he was indicted on federal crimes involving refusing to turn over classified documents.  Now, prosecutors have added new charges, related to overt efforts to destro…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
July 21, 2023 at 12:40 AM

Trump wants a “sweeping expansion” of presidential powers” for himself

Team —  Trump is bragging about it on the campaign trail. His advisers are openly discussing the havoc they want to wreck with a second term. Their plans are even on his website.Now, the New York Times is sounding the alarm: They’re talking about prosecuting political enemies, stripping away agenci…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
July 18, 2023 at 8:39 PM

Help me game-plan for a minute

Team —  I’ve spent weeks discussing the game plan for the months ahead. There are a lot of different ways this grassroots team can make an impact on the next election, and I don’t want to get these decisions wrong.   That’s why I’d love your input. Weigh in on this one quick question: Where do you w…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
July 13, 2023 at 11:30 PM

Someone’s gotta stand up to this nonsense

Team —  I went on MSNBC the other day to make one thing abundantly clear: It’s simply outrageous that Sen. Tommy Tuberville is playing games right now with our military and men and women in uniform. He’s single-handedly blocking hundreds of appointments and promotions — leading to vacancies and gap…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 30, 2023 at 3:15 PM

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Team — I can’t say it enough: Thank you. Ever since those lonely first days as an underdog candidate for Congress, this team has had my back.   It’s because of you that we’ve been able to go toe to toe with some of the most powerful interests in American politics. It’s your support that helped flip …
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 29, 2023 at 2:46 PM

You can’t make this %&@* up...

Team —  The New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump is quietly funneling a percentage of his campaign donations to a PAC that is paying his legal fees.  That’s right. Trump is tricking his supporters into providing millions of dollars to lawyers to keep him out of prison. It’s a new level of d…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 28, 2023 at 2:38 PM

I need to know: Are you with me on this?

Let me level with you, friends —  I took a big leap when I set our grassroots goal for this week’s FEC deadline.  The reason is pretty simple. I need to know who will show up to help save our democracy in the next election. This is a mission I’m ready to go all in for, but I know I can’t do any of i…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 26, 2023 at 2:41 PM

A note about not giving up

Team —  I sent a note the other day about why I’m still involved in politics, when so many of my friends and family probably prefer I’d just leave it alone.  Well, somebody replied to say I could have saved a lot of time by just writing this:  I don’t give up.   When the mission isn’t complete, I ke…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 22, 2023 at 2:03 PM

Why are you still doing this?!

Team —  Here’s a question I get a lot these days: Why are you still doing this?!  These are the same folks who thought I was crazy to get into electoral politics in the first place — they thought I’d lost my mind entirely when I decided to run against Mitch McConnell. Perhaps they figured (or hoped)…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 20, 2023 at 3:33 PM

“Unauthorized, illegal, and dangerous”

Team —  Donald Trump swears up and down that he had every right to keep highly classified documents in a bathroom at the Mar-a-Lago Club.  Well, here’s what Mark Esper, who served as his Defense Secretary, had to say about it: “...clearly, it was unauthorized, illegal and dangerous… It’s just irres…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 15, 2023 at 11:01 PM

The last two days are a terrifying glimpse at the year ahead

Team —  This was the chyron on Fox News after Donald Trump appeared in court to face 37 federal counts of mishandling confidential documents: “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested” We’ve seen a lot of awful things from that network, but this might take…
  Amy McGrath · [email protected]
June 9, 2023 at 6:22 PM

This is what they stand for now:

Team —  For decades, Republicans wanted Americans to believe they were the party of national security.  Well, this is who they are today:   The undisputed leader of their party, the frontrunner to be the nominee for president again in 2024, was just indicted for breaking laws in place to stop top-se…
  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…