Mitch McConnell

McConnell on midterms: 'We don't know whether it's going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5'

McConnell on midterms: 'We don't know whether it's going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is predicting a difficult midterm election year for his party, likening it this week to a severe storm.

"This is going to be a challenging election year," McConnell said in a Tuesday interview with the Kentucky Today editorial board. "We know the wind is going to be in our face. We don't know whether it's going to be a Category 3, 4 or 5."

The interview marked some of the bluntest comments this year by the top Senate Republican, who is defending a narrow 51-49 majority in November. McConnell raised the possibility that Republicans will lose their House majority. In doing so, he offered a potential argument...

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