WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was a featured attraction at four different fundraising receptions and dinners on Sept. 19 — one for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and three for individual GOP candidates.
The following night, he was stumping for two more candidates at two other fundraisers.
The busy social calendar is just part of McConnell’s attempts to help Republicans score enough victories in the Nov. 6 elections to take over the Senate.
If that happens — and McConnell himself puts the chances at 50-50 — the Kentucky senator would become Senate majority leader.
“It’s not so much (about) me, it’s a question of which direction the country wants to take,” McConnell insisted in an interview. But “I’m involved in every way I can to be helpful.”