Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

New Quinnipiac Poll: McConnell +5 Over McGrath, Gideon +4 Over Collins, Graham Is Tied With Harrison

Politico reports: Sara Gideon narrowly leads Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, according to a new survey from Quinnipiac University. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell holds a narrow edge over Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is tied with Democrat Jaime Harrison, according to the surveys. Gideon leads Collins, 47 percent to 43 percent, with …

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McConnell +17 Over McGrath In New US Senate Poll

The Lexington Courier-Journal reports: A new survey by independent polling firm Morning Consult shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with a commanding lead in his bid for a seventh term in Kentucky, leading 53% to 36% over his Democratic challenger Amy McGrath. About 700 likely voters in Kentucky were surveyed online from July 24 to Aug. 2 by Morning Consult, …

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McConnell To Republican Senate Candidates: Distance Yourselves From Trump If That Will Help Your Chances

CNN reports: Sen. Mitch McConnell is allowing Republican Senate candidates to do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party. In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become so concerned over Republicans losing control of the Senate that he has signaled to vulnerable GOP senators in …

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Top Republicans Reject Trump’s Call To Delay Election

Reuters reports: Top Republicans on Thursday rejected President Trump’s suggestion that the Nov. 3 general election be delayed — something he has no authority to order. “Never in the history of the federal elections have we not held an election and we should go forward,” said Representative Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, adding that he understood “the president’s concern …

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McConnell Says Next Stimulus Deal Could Take Weeks

The Washington Post reports: With days to go before enhanced jobless benefits expire, the White House and Senate Republicans are struggling to design a way to scale back the program without overwhelming state unemployment agencies and imperiling aid to more than 20 million Americans. The hang-up has led to an abrupt delay in the introduction of the GOP’s $1 trillion …

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McConnell Backs Second Round Of Stimulus Checks

ABC News reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed Tuesday morning that Senate Republicans plan to support another round of stimulus checks – or “direct payments” – to Americans in their next coronavirus relief proposal. In a Senate floor speech, McConnell gave no details on just who Republicans think should get this next round of checks. Most Republicans wants a …

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Democrats Pressure McConnell On Voting Rights Act

The Hill reports: Democratic senators called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to honor the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Sunday and allow the Voting Rights Act to the Senate floor to be passed. In statements released on social media, Democrats including Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) wrote that the bill should be renamed in honor …

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Politico: GOP Senators Face Fundraising Emergency

Politico reports: Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee prepared a slideshow for Senate chiefs of staff full of bleak numbers about the party’s failure to compete with Democrats on digital fundraising. For anyone not getting the message, the final slide hammered home the possible end result: a freight train bearing down on a man standing on the tracks. The …

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McConnell Bucks Trump On Readmitting Russia To G7

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Russia should not be readmitted to the Group of Seven (G-7), breaking with President Trump who has repeatedly floated having Moscow attend the group’s summits. Asked if Russia should be let back into the economic group, McConnell told reporters: “Absolutely not.” Trump said late last month that …

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Amy McGrath Projected To Win KY Dem Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath has won the state’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, NBC News projects, narrowly edging Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker in a tougher-than-expected race for the right to face Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath, who was backed by several establishment Democrats including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., had initially …

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Mitch McConnell: “We Must Have No Stigma For Masks”

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his strong support of wearing masks and face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “we must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people.” McConnell, speaking on the floor of the Senate, said, “The more we hate the pain and suffering that accompanied …

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McConnell: I’ll Still Be GOP Leader If We Lose Majority

All of this assumes McTurtle even keeps his seat: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he intends to stay on as Republican leader even if his party loses control of the upper chamber in November. Asked if he intends to seek the GOP leader spot in the next Congress even if Republicans lose the majority, McConnell …

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McConnell: “I Won’t Critique” Trump’s “Performance”

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday sidestepped a question about President Trump’s response to protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, and didn’t directly weigh in on the treatment of protesters outside the White House on Monday night. “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances. I can speak for myself, and I just …

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McConnell: Wear A Mask, “There Should Be No Stigma”

ABC News reports: Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation’s economy reopens from the “cataclysmic” damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. During a tour of hospitals this week in his home state of Kentucky, the Republican leader has stressed wearing masks in public …

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Lincoln Project Ad Eviscerates “Rich Mitch” [VIDEO]

The Morning Consult reports: The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump super PAC led by current and ex-Republican strategists, has made a splash on cable news with its videos attacking the president. Now it’s turning its attention to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as part of a series targeting Senate Republicans the group says have enabled the commander in chief. A new …

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Rubio To Replace Burr As Senate Intel Committee Chair

Axios reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Monday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will serve as the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee while a federal investigation into Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is ongoing. The backdrop: Last week, the FBI seized Burr’s phone as part of an investigation into stock trades he made shortly before the coronavirus …

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McConnell Slams Move For Remote Voting By House

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended Democratic efforts to change the chamber’s rules to allow remote voting during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that the move is “not in opposition to the traditions of the House.” The House will vote Friday on the proposed rule changes, which were drafted after bipartisan negotiations. The proposal would …

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Panicking GOP Begs Pompeo To Enter Senate Race

Politico reports: Senate Republicans have a problem in Kansas. And they still think Mike Pompeo is the solution. Staring at a messy primary, a credible Democratic challenger and a real battle for Senate control, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for the secretary of State to jump into the race with just weeks to go until the filing deadline. …

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Senate Republicans To Intro Bill Shielding Employers From “Second Epidemic Of Frivolous” COVID Lawsuits

Courthouse News reports: Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee expressed concern Tuesday about the possibility of an overwhelming number of lawsuits filed by employees challenging the necessity of their workplace exposure to Covid-19. With an exasperated health care system tattered in the wake of a Covid-19 response, lawmakers have feared litigation by employees against businesses deemed essential could flood …

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New McConnell Lie: Obama Left Us No Pandemic Plan

CBS News reports: Late last week, former President Obama broke his silence on the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it an “an absolute chaotic disaster.” “You know, generally, former presidents just don’t do that,” McConnell told President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, during an interview streamed live by the Trump campaign Monday night. “I think it’s a little …

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