In case you missed it, Senator Mitch McConnell officially filed as a candidate for re-election this afternoon alongside Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron and State Treasurer Allison Ball – both of whom served as the co-signers for today’s declaration.

Read Senator McConnell’s full statement on the filing here, as well as what they are saying about his historic string of successes as Majority Leader – from the rebirth of Kentucky’s hemp industry to the delivery of critical funding to combat the opioid epidemic – below:

Associated Press: “Touting his leadership role as an asset for Middle America, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for reelection Friday as the Kentucky Republican seeks a seventh term next year.”

  • “McConnell noted that among the four congressional leaders — the top-ranking Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers — he’s the only one from the U.S. heartland. ‘What I do is look out for Middle America and, in particular, my favorite state in Middle America — Kentucky,’ McConnell told reporters at the state Capitol.”

WDRB: “McConnell, the Senate’s majority leader, said his powerful role in Washington is good for the state.”

WLEX-TV: “Kentucky’s newly elected attorney general, Daniel Cameron, and State Treasurer Allison Ball [served] as co-signers for the declaration.”

WKYT: “McConnell Highlighted His Work To Legalize Hemp And Battle The Opioid Crisis”

Associated Press: “Talking about issues that hit home for Kentuckians, McConnell touted his role in making hemp a legal crop, saying the versatile plant might someday ‘be like tobacco used to be’ as a staple for bluegrass state farmers. Kentucky has been at the national forefront of hemp’s comeback among growers and processors.”

  • “The senator said he has steered hundreds of millions of federal dollars to Kentucky to help combat opioid abuse in a state plagued by drug problems.”

AP: McConnell A “Key Ally Of Trump In Putting Conservative Judges On The Federal Bench”

WLEX-TV: “‘Serving the people of Kentucky continues to be the honor of my lifetime and I am proud to officially file for re-election as President Trump’s partner to make America great again,’ McConnell said in a statement.”

FOX News‘ Chad Pergram: “McConnell formally files for re-election. ‘Because the gulf between Washington Democrats and Kentuckians couldn’t be wider, the gravity of the 2020 election couldn’t be greater.'”

AP: “McConnell Has Amassed A Massive Campaign Fund”

Associated Press: “As usual, McConnell has amassed a massive campaign fund…”

WDRB: “The ‘Team Mitch’ campaign said in a release that he has more than $9 million in his campaign war chest.”