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Female fighter pilot’s inspiring congressional run video just went viral

Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, announced she’s seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Kentucky Representative Andy Barr in 2018 in a video trending on YouTube.

In the video, McGrath highlights her military success, saying she was the first woman Marine to fly an F-18 in combat, and critiques Barr’s support for repealing Obamacare. McGrath’s announcement comes amid a push by Democrats to harness anti-Trump energy and recruit veterans to run for Congress to take back the House of Representatives in next year’s midterm elections. As Mother Jones notes, it’s the kind of political ad “that keeps Paul Ryan up at night.”

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