Description: Amy McGrath is keeping Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell on his toes, after she won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky Senate earlier this summer. Now, the Republican establishment is having to spend time and money to ensure one of their party’s top leaders stays in office. Chris Cillizza explains why this is so important.

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