Politico poses the question if the current US Senate Majority Leader runs again in 2020….
The person looking for McConnell’s job is Matt Jones a Obama supporter Progressive Democrat in Kentucky….
You read that right….
……“What does me being an Obama supporter have to do with Kentucky versus Louisville?” Jones laughed.
From there, the conversation shifted from basketball to the minimum wage, same-sex marriage and global warming—13 minutes of tense radio that might provide a preview of what the Senate majority leader is in for in his 2020 reelection race. Jones, the unabashedly liberal voice of the most popular radio show in the state, says he plans to oppose McConnell in Kentucky’s next election cycle if the senator chooses to run for another term. And some political observers say he might actually have a shot at ousting one of the most powerful figures in the Republican Party.
Jones has made McConnell a frequent target on his show in recent years, using the senator’s equivocation between the state’s two rival basketball programs as a proxy attack on his character. In Kentucky, where basketball reverence verges on the religious, anyone who claims dual loyalty is seen either as a liar or severely out of touch. To Jones, McConnell is both—in politics as well as sports. He calls out the Senate majority leader’s faux advocacy for Kentucky coal country, his “morally repugnant” tax bill and his allegiance to wealthy elites. Kentucky is a state of outsiders, Jones likes to point out—working-class people who have, for more than 30 years, been represented by Washington’s consummate insider. (McConnell’s office didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.)
“What has Mitch McConnell done to help Kentucky?”….