LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is stressing his seniority and taking aim at President Barack Obama in an election eve campaign swing across Kentucky.
McConnell never mentioned his Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin at a campaign stop in Louisville on Monday morning.
Instead, McConnell told a gathering of supporters that no administration has been worse for Kentucky than Obama's. The five-term Senator is trying to link likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes to Obama, who has never been popular in Kentucky.
McConnell said he is looking to become majority leader if Republicans take control of the Senate in November. He says it would be a devastating loss for Kentucky to trade in his seniority for someone who would have a seat at the back of the chamber.