Gray goes negative, McGrath responds

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - With days left before the Democratic primary in the 6th U.S. Congressional District, one candidate has released a negative ad.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray released an advertisement which took aim at McGrath's time spent in the district.

The political ad starts showing McGrath was born in Covington and thanks her for her military service as they highlight all the places she has lived around the world while serving as a Marine combat pilot. The advertisement ends at the 6th District, stating she is running for Congress representing "the one place she's never lived."

The spot led to criticism from some organizations including, a political action committee which has endorsed McGrath.

McGrath took to social media to respond to the commercial, calling it a "very sad development." She did not dispute the content in Gray's ad.

Democratic voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will secure the party's nomination. Other candidates competing in the primary include Theodore Green, Daniel Kemph, State Sen. Reggie Thomas and Geoff Young.

The winner of the Democratic primary will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Rep. Andy Barr and Chuck Eddy.

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