State Sen. Morgan McGarvey en Once an Aspiring 'War Correspondent,' Morgan McGarvey Settles into Senate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Freshman State Sen. Morgan </span>McGarvey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is built like his predecessor, Tim </span>Shaughnessy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>He's slight, lean, with a legislator's firm handshake and a clean-shaven face. His frame is a little more wiry, though. T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he more noticeable difference is when he stands to speak on the Senate floor.</span></p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:42:41 +0000 Rae Hodge 4375 at Once an Aspiring 'War Correspondent,' Morgan McGarvey Settles into Senate State Lawmaker Defends John Yarmuth from Mitch McConnell Biographer <p>Newly elected state Senator Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, lashes out a Senate Republican Mitch McConnell in a <em>Courier-Journal </em>editorial, saying the GOP leader is only interested in attaining more power.</p><p>McGarvey was defending Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth from McConnell biographer John David Dyche, who <a href="">penned a stinging article comparing to a "yapping toy poodle"</a> among other things. The Dyche article was in response to <a href="">Yarmuth's cheerleading for a challenge to McConnell</a> in 2014.</p><p>What's interesting about McGarvey's piece is that it acknowledges the origins of the Yarmuth-McConnell divide. Both men were once moderate Republican staffers who worked for former U.S. Senator Marlow Cook at the same time.</p><p>McGarvey says since then Yarmuth has become more liberal but taken principled stands while McConnell is only interested in accumulating more power.</p><p>From <a href=""><em>The C-J</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>Unlike Yarmuth, and their former boss, McConnell’s career has not been forged in ideological fidelity, civil discourse or bipartisan cooperation. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:46:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2767 at