Last week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed the GOP’s chances of retaking the Senate after this year’s midterm elections: “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” he told the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
“Senate races are just different. They’re statewide. Candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome,” he continued.
Former President Donald Trump blasted McConnell on TRUTH Social for doubting the GOP.
“Why do Republicans Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard working Republican candidates for the United States Senate,” Trump said on his Truth Social media site late Saturday. “This is such an affront to honor and to leadership. He should spend more time (and money!) helping them get elected, and less time helping his crazy wife and family get rich on China!”
From The New York Post:
McConnell did not name particular candidates, but a group of Trump-endorsed Senate candidates are struggling in the polls.
Celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz is trailing Lt. Gov. John Fetterman by double digits in Pennsylvania, former football great Herschel Walker is lagging behind Sen. Raphael Warnock in Georgia and Blake Masters is 8 percentage points behind Sen. Mark Kelley in Arizona.
Only JD Vance, the author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” is running a narrow race against Rep. Tim Ryan in Ohio.
The Senate Leadership Fund, a group aligned with McConnell, said last week that it would buy $28 million worth of ads in Ohio to boost Vance.
More over at The New York Post