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McConnell Using Corruption To Seek Re-Election, But Democrats Still Come Out Ahead


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with other Republicans that are up for reelection, has not been having the best summer. But according to a new report, McConnell’s corruption will not stop voters from reelecting him.

NPR spoke with voters in the Bluegrass State who are still backing McConnell.

Retired teacher DeRonda Smith told NPR that election security is important, but wouldn’t impact her vote.

“I don’t think it’s really a driving issue, I just think it’s a very big safety concern,” Smith said.

“When Trump decided to run, I wasn’t a Democrat anymore. I’m a Republican,” Jim Hamilton of Pikeville said.

Christina Trosper, a Democrat, has a “Say Nyet to Moscow Mitch.”

“As a lifelong Kentuckian, I think it’s time — we gave him his chance, he got in power, he got into his leadership position and he’s turned his back on the hardworking people in this state,” Trosper explained.

But other Republicans aren’t as lucky as McConnell.

Democrats successfully recruited former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to abandon his presidential bid and run for U.S. Senate against Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO).

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announced his retirement at the end of August, resulting in the state having two U.S. Senate races in 2020 — giving Democrats the opportunity to sweep the former Confederate state.

Even if McConnell were to win his Senate race again, Democrats still have a very good chance in taking over the majority.

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