By  , Salon, TUESDAY, AUG 1, 2017 

Retired Marine Lt. Colonel Amy McGrath has announced her campaign against Republican Rep. Andy Barr for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District in a powerful new ad on Tuesday. McGrath, a retired fighter pilot, is fighting for Barr’s seat, and is seeking the Democratic party’s nomination for the congressional primary in 2018.

The ad, titled “Told Me,” highlights McGrath’s military service, a move that is reflective of the Democratic Party’s move to recruit more veterans to take back the House in 2018, according to Politico. “I just feel strongly that we need better leaders,” McGrath said in an interview about her campaign. “We need more people who care less about their own political future or career, and we need more people who have been public servants in other ways to run for office.”