Mitch McConnell wins GOP nomination in bid for 7th term

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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.

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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)