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  Mitch McConnell's challenger Amy McGrath opposes 'Medicare for All,' free college in new ad
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AuthorPhillip M. Bailey
MediaNewspaper - Kentucky Courier Journal
News DateTuesday, February 11, 2020 08:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDemocratic U.S. Senate candidate Amy McGrath is coming out against "Medicare for All" and free college tuition in a new TV pitch that strikes a moderate tone in a conservative state in her potential battle with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell.

The 60-second spot started airing Tuesday and begins with the now familiar story of her military service as a Marine fighter pilot.

But what's catching eyes is her stiff-arm of more left-leaning proposals being touted by other Democrats running for president as well as Senate in the Bluegrass State.

"We need a senator who fights for things like affordable health care, college and technical school, not tax cuts for wealthy donors," McGrath says to the camera. "That doesn't mean free college or Medicare for All, I'm against that."

Instead, she says, Congress should look to improve the Affordable Care Act without getting rid of private health insurance plans. McGrath also calls for students to perform unspecified "national service" to pay for their higher education.

The new spot runs counter to several previous interviews with McGrath in which she spoke favorably about a single-payer system.
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