CNN on Mitch McConnell: ‘This Could Well Be His Final Campaign’

‘He wants six more years in the United States Senate ...’

KING: "This is Mitch McConnell. He is campaigning in Kentucky on his final day campaign. This could well be his final campaign. He wants six more years in the United States Senate. He also wants the gavel. He wants to be the Senate majority leader. Listen to Mitch McConnell who sounds optimistic."
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MCCONNELL: "We have a unique opportunity here, with this extraordinary partner of mine in the Senate to be in an enormously influential position, not only for our state, but for the country. We could have, for the second time in our history, the majority leader in the Senate. Setting the agenda for America and taking us in a new direction."
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KING: "What is the calculation at the White House? They continue to say they're confident Democrats will hold the Senate, but they have to be planning for the possibility they won't."
PACE: "They absolutely are planning for that and they do see some areas where they think they could possibly compromise with Mitch McConnell and the Republicans if the GOP takes over the Senate. Things like infrastructure spending, tax reform, trade deals where Republicans and the White House actually have some commonality there. But all of those things are issues that Republicans and this White House have talked about for several years and would require both sides to make compromises that they so far haven't been willing to make."
KING: "You often say that you are who you are at this point in your life. The president and Senator McConnell, and this is on both of them. It's not on one individual, it's both of them don't have much of a relationship. Are we interested to see if after the election they decide we have a responsibility to try to work that out?"
 

 

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