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Mitch McConnell wins re-election bid in Kentucky Senate race

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, POOL)

KENTUCKY — Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has won his re-election bid in Kentucky, the Associated Press called Tuesday. 

In one of the most high-profile Senate races in the country, McConnell defeated challenger Amy McGrath — a former Marine pilot who took on the conservative leader. 


AP called the race at 8:01 p.m. ET, reporting McConnell won the race with 60.7% majority vote. McGrath trailed behind at 35.5%. 

The race was called with 37% of the estimated total vote reported in Kentucky.