LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) – Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has easily won his party’s nomination in Kentucky in his bid for a seventh term.
McConnell has positioned himself as President Donald Trump’s most crucial congressional ally and worked closely with Trump on cutting taxes and putting conservatives on the federal bench.
He faced only token opposition from a group of Republican challengers in the Bluegrass State’s primary Tuesday. In an unprecedented move, the state allowed widespread absentee mail-in voting because of the coronavirus pandemic. It might be days before McConnell knows who his Democratic opponent will be in the fall.
“Serving Kentuckians is my highest honor, and I am grateful to once again be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate,” said Senator McConnell. “Kentuckians have a huge choice this year regarding the path of our nation. Do we choose to follow Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and other Washington Democrats down the path towards socialism? I sure hope not. Instead, I am confident Kentuckians will choose expanding freedom, creating jobs, and upholding our conservative values. The path to stopping extreme liberal ideas — like the Green New Deal, government-run health care, and open borders — runs right through our Commonwealth. Kentuckians can count on me to continue stopping socialism in its tracks, fighting against radical liberal wish lists, and ensuring our values prevail.”
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6/23/2020 7:08:03 PM (GMT -4:00)