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  Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky
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 Mitch McConnell - SourceWatch
McConnell was born February 20, 1942 in Alabama and raised in south Louisville, Kentucky.
McConnell is married to the Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao.
McConnell "said through his spokesman that the money given to him and his political committee by three [American Indian] tribes will be donated to the Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville, which helps the poor and homeless.
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 washingtonpost.com: Democratic Convention: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Mitch McConnell: The Democrats are obviously trying to convey top both e the press and the public that this is an upbeat positive convention.
Mitch McConnell: Historically college age voters are less likely to participate in elections than older voters with people 50 and older being the most likely to turn out.
Mitch McConnell: Unfortunately the Networks seem to have concluded that there is not much going on at the national conventions that warrant a lot of coverage.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A21583-2004Jul28?language=printer   (750 words)

 Online NewsHour: Mitch McConnell -- April 2, 2001
MITCH McCONNELL: Well, what's happened is there are fewer opponents in the Senate and we have a different administration.
MITCH McCONNELL: Well it was certainly a momentous event for John McCain and Russ Feingold who have been identified with this issue a great deal and it was a momentous event for the political parties whose influence and ability to help candidates will be dramatically reduced by this.
MITCH McCONNELL: My only point is that's a pretty powerful bunch of proponents and lots of people on the payroll.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/congress/jan-june01/mcconnell_4-2.html   (1582 words)

 The Cincinnati Post
But attorneys for McConnell and a coalition of groups who sued to block the law argued that the reforms are so broad that they prohibit a number of traditional political activities protected under the First Amendment, such as get-out-the-vote efforts and other grassroots activities of state and local political parties.
McConnell and an unusual coalition of conservative and liberal groups, including the National Rifle Association, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Christian Coalition of America, sued to block the reforms hours after Bush signed them into law.
McConnell sat in the audience as a phalanx of attorneys on both sides debated the merits of the law during Monday's oral arguments.
www.cincypost.com /2003/09/09/mcconnell09-09-2003.html   (716 words)

 Meet the New Boss - Zachary Roth & Cliff Schecter
McConnell arrived with an attractive blonde on his arm (he would later marry Elaine Chao, now the Secretary of Labor), then proceeded, calmly and methodically, to lay out for the assembled reporters his plan to win a U.S. Senate seat in 1984 by using a socially conservative message and hard-hitting TV advertising.
But McConnell followed his plan to the letter: To make the point that Huddleston was not spending enough time in the Capitol, McConnell ran TV ads that showed bloodhounds sniffing around Washington trying to pick up the senator’s scent, and ended with a shot of Huddleston’s name plaque visible on his unoccupied Senate desk.
McConnell understood at the time that many GOP senators feared the end of soft money but were afraid of the negative publicity that opposing McCain’s crusade would bring.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2006/0610.roth.html   (4211 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Mitch McConnell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Born in Alabama and raised in south Louisville, Kentucky, McConnell graduated from the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences in 1964, and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1967.
At the University of Louisville McConnell was student body president, and at the University of Kentucky School of Law he was elected president of the Student Bar Association.
Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), born Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr., was "unananimously elected" Majority Whip of the United States Senate on November 12, 2002....
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/mitch_mcconnell   (913 words)

 Mitch McConnell. By Chris Suellentrop - Slate Magazine
McConnell added another one during the term limits battle, when he called Congress "the only workplace in America where experience is inherently bad." He's the consummate professional pol who's never wanted to do anything else.
Mitch McConnell brings exactly the same qualities to politics that Madonna brings to music: smarts, work ethic, self-discipline, ability to define trends, willingness to take risks, and ability to learn from mistakes.
McConnell has said again and again in the Kentucky context that it is unlimited campaign money that makes it possible for Republicans to succeed and negative campaigning that brings such success about.
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 FOXNews.com - Transcript: Who Will Replace O'Connor? - FOX News Sunday | Chris Wallace
MCCONNELL: Look, what we know for sure, largely as a result of the terrific work of Senator Graham and Senator DeWine, is that there's 60 votes in the Senate who believe that there will be -- who can control, that there will be no filibusters except under extraordinary circumstances.
MCCONNELL: The way to look at it, Chris, is the average time from nomination to confirmation historically has been 72 days.
MCCONNELL: What I'm saying is we're going to plow through the process in about the same amount of time that's routinely used and have a new Supreme Court justice on the court by the first Monday in October.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,161460,00.html   (2702 words)

 Project Vote Smart - Senator McConnell - Interest Group Ratings
2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 0 percent in 2004.
Fall 2004 Senator McConnell supported the interests of the Conservative Index - The John Birch Society 90 percent in Fall 2004.
The Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel assigned Senator McConnell a score of -5.
vote-smart.org /issue_rating_category.php?can_id=S0341103&...+Issues   (9220 words)

 USNews.com: The "Darth Vader" of campaign finance reform: Mitch McConnell's stands aren't always popular, but ...
McConnell is also returning to center stage in the fractious U.S. Senate, as he recovers from successful triple heart bypass surgery February 3.
McConnell first fancied a baseball career, but he caught the political bug at age 14, after watching the 1956 Republican and Democratic conventions.
Today, McConnell, the father of three grown daughters from his first marriage, is half of a power couple: In 1993, he married Elaine Chao, President Bush's labor secretary.
www.usnews.com /usnews/news/articles/030519/19mcconnell.htm   (833 words)

 The Disgraceful Hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell | Democrats.com
Mitch McConnell is waiting patiently in the Senate’s wings, but he will soon be standing in the spotlight — a fact not lost on lawmakers, lobbyists and aides.
McConnell’s loyalty to Lott was rewarded when his colleagues promoted him to the whip job after all the dust had settled.
McConnell, a conservative stalwart, is in the awkward position of rounding up votes for a nominee who is opposed by many conservative activists and pundits.
democrats.com /node/9250   (12525 words)

 Tales of Asia - Mitch McConnell
US Senator Mitch McConnell, a Republican from the state of Kentucky, has long since been a strong critic of Cambodia PM Hun Sen and the CPP government.
As the United States demands the world to recognize the results of the 2000 election and the leadership that now heads the nation, it is only fair to afford the same rights to the people of Cambodia in their 2003 election.
Perhaps the Senator should understand that the international community agrees that the need for stability precedes the need for a better democracy and that it takes time to transform what was not long ago a country run by one the most brutal regimes of the 20th century into a functioning, free and fair democracy.
www.talesofasia.com /cambodia-mitch.htm   (939 words)

 Mitch McConnell | Congress votes database | washingtonpost.com
Mitch McConnell is up for reelection on November 4, 2008.
See how Mitch McConnell voted on key votes -- the most important bills, nominations and resolutions that have come before Congress, as determined by washingtonpost.com.
View Mitch McConnell's 2005 official financial disclosure statement, which describes the sources, types and amounts of income earned in 2005.
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 FOXNews.com - Transcript: Schiavo Case on 'FNS' - FOX News Sunday | Chris Wallace
MCCONNELL: Look, this is a tragic case and, based on the report you and I just heard, will soon come to a conclusion.
MCCONNELL: Well, I had hoped, with a new Democratic leader and a new Congress, that there might be some willingness on the other side to take a look at the tactics that were employed in the previous Congress for the first time in history.
MCCONNELL: What Senate Republicans are contemplating doing and what I think they should do is to get us back to the precedents that were established prior to the last Congressm, in which judicial appointments were given an up-or-down — that is, a majority — vote.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,151628,00.html   (2246 words)

 Public Citizen | Press Room - Campaign Finance Reform Foes Lott and McConnell Delivered for Republican Soft Money ...
They are poised to lead their fourth minority filibuster in two years against the McCain-Feingold bill (S. 1593), which would ban soft money -- those unlimited contributions to political parties from corporations, labor unions and wealthy individuals.
With significant help from Lott and McConnell, soft money given to the Republicans by the managed care industry rose from $5.4 million to $6.1 million between the 1995-96 election cycle and the 1997-98 cycle, while soft money from casino interests increased from $1.8 million to $2.4 million.
Lott, reassured by McConnell that the tobacco industry would run ads defending GOP senators who voted against the bill, found the additional Republican votes necessary to kill the legislation.
www.citizen.org /pressroom/release.cfm?ID=393   (759 words)

 Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership :: Bucks for Brains: The Research Challenge Trust Fund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership :: Bucks for Brains: The Research Challenge Trust Fund
Established through contributions from numerous individuals and corporations and state matching funds, the chair in leadership supports the director's position in the McConnell Center for Political Leadership.
The center and chair are named for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, who spearheaded the effort to create a center in political leadership at U of L. Each year the center awards approximately 10 McConnell scholarships to deserving Kentucky high school seniors who plan to pursue bachelor's degrees with a major or minor in political science.
www.louisville.edu /bucksforbrains/chairs/mcconnell.htm   (131 words)

 NRO Staff on Mitch McConnell on National Review Online
But McConnell is aiding and abetting an ongoing Republican nightmare, as he helps prop Trent Lott up to be a punching bag for the Democrats and to continue his sell-out apology tour.
That McConnell is Lott's friend increases his obligation to tell Lott the truth: that he probably can't win this fight and that, even if he could, it wouldn't be worth it, not if he cares about the GOP.
The conventional wisdom has been that McConnell is well positioned in any Lott succession struggle, since he has demonstrated his loyalty (apparently the foremost Senate value) over the last week.
www.nationalreview.com /nr_comment/nr_comment121802c.asp   (391 words)

 Hotline On Call: Photo ID Required For Federal Elections?
Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the amendment (S.A. 4021) to The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S.B. Calls to McConnell's press secretary were not immediately returned, however, a staffer in his office said the vote on the amendment had not yet been scheduled.
McCONNELL submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 2611, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:
McConnell's amendment doesn't go as far as issuing a Voter ID card, but it isn't a bad idea and it won't deter anyone from lawfully voting who is entitled to do so.
hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com /archives/2006/05/photo_id_requir.html   (1299 words)

 Mitch McConnell announces funding for UK
Mitch McConnell announces funding for UK For UK Personnel
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell recently announced that a Senate subcommittee agreed to his request of $9.24 million for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
McConnell also announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has agreed to his request of over $1.7 million for several UK projects, which will be used to fund mining research.
www.uky.edu /PR/UK_News/Oct_18_2004/mcconnell_funding.html   (76 words)

 TrustWatch Search
Mitch McConnell More young people believe they'll see a U.F.O. than that they'll see their own Social Security benefits.
Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, on ABC Sunday.
voters to "Switch to Mitch." Despite the wide perception that 1984 was a disaster for Democrats, McConnell was the only...
www.trustwatch.com /search?q=Mitch+Mcconnell   (234 words)

 Mitch McConnell, Champion of Liberty
Among those Senator McConnell enlisted to join him in his noble fight is our old friend Kenneth Starr.
What Senator McConnell and his allies are really championing is not free speech per se but free speech for the wealthy.
On Thursday, Gramm was so moved by Senator McConnell's opposition to campaign finance reform that in a tribute to the Kentucky Republican's fervent defense of influence-buying, Gramm actually began to cry as he spoke on the Senate floor.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views02/0323-05.htm   (836 words)

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