The 6th Congressional District has been held since 2013 by Lexington native Andy Barr. There are now three democratic nominees who have declared their candidacy for the congressional seat in the 2018 general election. The most recent of which is retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath. McGrath was the first female fighter pilot to fly an F-18 Jet in a combat mission. The message coming from McGrath’s first campaign video tethered Congressman Barr to Mitch McConnell and showed her distaste for Barr’s support of the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The two democrats that will be running for the democratic ticket as well are Lexington’s Senator Reggie Thomas and Geoff Young. The general election date for the 6th District is set for November, 6th 2018.