Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proved again this weekend he won’t be caught asleep at the wheel when it comes to his own campaigns in Kentucky.
McConnell formally announced Saturday his plans to seek a seventh term, speaking at a Republican breakfast in western Kentucky ahead of the Fancy Farm picnic, which is the bipartisan political event of the year in the commonwealth.
“I’m going to be running for re-election in 2020,” McConnell said. “I don’t like starting late.”
The McConnell announcement was not exactly a surprise.
During his speech later in the day at Fancy Farm itself, McConnell made his case for why having a Kentuckian in the office of majority leader is a boon for Kentucky. Even without the opportunity to enact congressional earmarks, McConnell had plenty to offer the local crowd.