Sen. McConnell announces he will run for re-election in 2020

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Friday that he filed as a candidate for re-election in 2020.

“Serving the people of Kentucky continues to be the honor of my lifetime and I am proud to officially file for re-election as President Trump’s partner to Make America Great Again,” said Senator McConnell. “Because the gulf between Washington Democrats and Kentuckians couldn’t be wider, the gravity of the 2020 election couldn’t be greater. At stake is whether to open our borders or build the wall, whether to pass the job-killing Green New Deal or protect our Commonwealth’s coal communities, as well as whether to kick Americans off of their employer-based health insurance or keep what works. The path to stopping such extreme liberal schemes runs right through Kentucky – right through this race. I look forward to continuing the fight against the socialist agenda adopted and adored by all entrants of the growing Democrat primary.”

Sen. McConnell will face a Republican primary challenge from former state lawmaker Wesley Morgan.

The Democratic primary for Sen. McConnell’s seat will feature multiple candidates, including Amy McGrath, Jimmy Ausbrooks, Mike Broihier, Steven Cox, Eric Rothmuller, and Bennie Smith.

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(This story was originally published on December 13, 2019)

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