Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. He was chosen by his Republican colleagues as the Minority Leader in November 2006, making him the top-ranking Republican in the 110th Congress, which convened January 3, 2007. He is an advocate of conservative principles, receiving a perfect score from the American Conservative Union in 2006. McConnell won re-election in 2008 against Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford.
McConnell was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Julia (née Shockley) and Addison Mitchell McConnell. His official U.S. Senate Web site biography omits his Alabama birthplace, stating that he was "Born on February 20, 1942, and raised in south Louisville". McConnell was raised in ...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Saturday that President Barack Obama's legislative agenda is "over," but said GOP lawmakers are willing to work with the White House to do what they "think is right for America."
In a speech Saturday night to a GOP crowd in his hometown, the Kentucky Republican derided Obama for performing "Clintonian back flips" to portray himself as a moderate, but said it's yet to be seen whether the new tone is "rhetoric or reality."
McConnell, who in the past has touted his ability to bring federal spending to Kentucky, took a hard line on cutting federal ...
U.S. Interrogators At Questioning Terrorists
Ever since Nigerian Umar Farouq Abdulmutallab’s failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner over Detroit on Christmas Day, Republicans and conservatives have been attacking and politicizing the Obama administration’s response. Many have been whining that Abdulmutallab had not been properly interrogated and that valuable information has been lost. In an attempt to bash the Obama administration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today denigrated U.S. counterterrorism officials: MCCONNELL: This was a person who was trying to ...
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today swung hard against a public-relations campaign by the Obama Administration to clean up its tattered image over its handling of the war on terrorists, and especially Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.In a major address at The Heritage Foundation, McConnell gave a point-by-point refutation of all of the administration’s failures in this area, from the decision to close the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay to the botched attempt to try some terrorists in New York. But McConnell took special aim at the administration ...
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President Must Address Obamacare ‘Train Wreck’
‘Americans can rest assured that Republicans will keep working to repeal this law. I hope more of the President’s allies will join us in that fight too. Because we all owe our country better than this. So, for the sake of my constituents in Kentucky and for the sake of Americans across the country, I urge my friends on the other side to join with Republicans and stop this ‘train wreck’ before things get even worse.’
The American Ideal
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McConnell’s latest online campaign ad goes viral
He doesn't have a serious opponent yet, but that's not keeping U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell from waging a political advertising war. Much of that war is now being fought online. In fact, McConnell's latest ad has gone viral, topping one million views. It is slickly produced, with stirring music and a Hollywood movie-trailer feel.The post McConnell’s latest online campaign ad goes viral appeared first on Team Mitch.
Mitch’s Innovative Kentucky Derby Ad
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday will launch an innovative geotargeted campaign ad based around the Kentucky Derby, part of the Kentucky Republican's aggressive re-election campaign.The post Mitch’s Innovative Kentucky Derby Ad appeared first on Team Mitch.