Barr Defeats McGrath in Kentucky in Good Sign for GOP

(Bloomberg) -- Republican Representative Andy Barr won a fourth term in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District over Amy McGrath, keeping the House seat in the GOP column, according to Associated Press projections.

Barr Defeats McGrath in Kentucky in Good Sign for GOP

Barr, a lawyer, is one of the House’s most conservative members. The race was viewed by analysts as a toss-up into its final days. McGrath, a Naval Academy graduate and the first female Marine to pilot an F/A-18 Hornet in combat, drew national attention with a campaign video about her life story.

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