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  McConnell, Mitch
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2010-01-01  
 
NameMitch McConnell
Address601 W. Broadway Room 630
Louisville, Kentucky 40202, United States
Emailsenator@mcconnell.senate.gov
Website [Link]
Born February 20, 1942
Died Still Living (72 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRP
Aug 28, 2014 01:37am
Tags Caucasian - Very Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Married - Baptist -
InfoAddison Mitchell McConnell, Jr.
Born on February 20, 1942, and raised in South Louisville, McConnell's leadership ability was recognized early on as student body president in high school; College of Arts and Sciences student body president at the University of Louisville (where he received a B.A. with honors); and at the University of Kentucky's College of Law where he was elected president of the Student Bar Association. McConnell's political ascension continued as an intern with Senator John Sherman Cooper, chief legislative assistant to Senator Marlow Cook, and deputy assistant attorney general under President Gerald R. Ford. Before being elected to the United States Senate, McConnell served as County Judge-Executive in Jefferson County, Kentucky from 1978 to 1984.

His landslide victory on November 5, 1996, made Mitch McConnell the only Republican in Kentucky history to be elected to three full terms in the United States Senate. In fact, until Jim Bunning's election to the Senate in 1998, McConnell, Kentucky's senior senator, had been the only Kentucky Republican to win a statewide race since 1967.

Senator McConnell is married to Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. Previously, Secretary Chao served as president of the United Way of America and director of the Peace Corps. He is the father of three daughters: Elly, Claire, and Porter.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/30/2014-11/01/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 4.0) 11.00% ( 3.0)
10/15/2014-10/19/2014 Survey USA 38.00% ( 8.0) 47.00% ( 1.0) 15.00% ( 7.0)
09/19/2014-09/27/2014 Mellman Group (D) 37.00% ( 5.0) 58.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
09/04/2014-09/07/2014 Mellman Group (D) 32.00% ( 0.0) 61.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
09/02/2014-09/04/2014 Marist Institute 45.00% ( 0.0) 48.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
08/07/2014-08/10/2014 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
12/07/2012-12/09/2012 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 0.0) 55.00% ( 5.0) 8.00% ( 5.0)
08/25/2011-08/28/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 37.00% ( 4.0) 50.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
10/21/2010-10/24/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 3.0) 11.00% ( 2.0)
09/11/2010-09/12/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 41.00% ( 7.0) 50.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 10.0)
07/19/2010-07/21/2010 Braun Research 53.10% ( 0.0) 41.90% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
06/28/2010-06/30/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 34.00% ( 9.0) 48.00% ( 5.0) 19.00% ( 5.0)
05/02/2010-05/04/2010 Research 2000 41.00% ( 7.0) 49.00% ( 5.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
05/01/2010-05/02/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 43.00% ( 0.0) 43.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
12/11/2009-12/13/2009 Survey USA 46.00% ( 3.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
09/27/2009-09/28/2009 Survey USA 49.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 3.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
07/17/2009-07/19/2009 Survey USA 47.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 1.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/12/2009-06/14/2009 Survey USA 47.00% ( 2.0) 48.00% ( 1.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
03/10/2009-03/11/2009 Rasmussen Reports 29.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)
01/20/2009-02/21/2009 Survey USA 45.00% ( 1.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
10/17/2008-10/19/2008 Survey USA 44.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 0.0)
05/07/2008-05/09/2008 Research 2000 48.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
04/11/2008-04/13/2008 Survey USA 46.00% ( 6.0) 46.00% ( 7.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
03/14/2008-03/16/2008 Survey USA 52.00% ( 0.0) 39.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
02/15/2008-02/17/2008 Survey USA 52.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 5.0) 8.00% ( 2.0)
01/04/2008-01/06/2008 Survey USA 49.00% ( 2.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 6.00% ( 1.0)
12/13/2007-12/15/2007 Survey USA 51.00% ( 7.0) 42.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
11/12/2007-11/12/2007 Survey USA 44.00% ( 5.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
10/22/2007-10/24/2007 Research 2000 45.00% ( 2.0) 46.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
10/12/2007-10/14/2007 Survey USA 49.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 5.0) 7.00% ( 3.0)
09/13/2007-09/18/2007 Bluegrass Polling Company 54.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 5.0) 18.00% ( 5.0)
09/14/2007-09/16/2007 Survey USA 51.00% ( 1.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
09/10/2007-09/13/2007 Research 2000 47.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
08/10/2007-08/12/2007 Survey USA 50.00% ( 2.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
07/13/2007-07/15/2007 Survey USA 48.00% ( 4.0) 44.00% ( 2.0) 8.00% ( 3.0)
06/08/2007-06/10/2007 Survey USA 52.00% ( 1.0) 42.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
04/13/2007-04/15/2007 Survey USA 53.00% ( 4.0) 40.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
04/09/2007-04/11/2007 Voter/Consumer Research (R) 55.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
03/09/2007-03/11/2007 Survey USA 49.00% ( 1.0) 43.00% ( 1.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
02/08/2007-02/14/2007 Bluegrass Polling Company 54.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0)
12/08/2006-12/10/2006 Survey USA 50.00% ( 4.0) 42.00% ( 3.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 54.00% ( 3.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 51.00% ( 2.0) 40.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 1.0)
03/10/2006-03/12/2006 Survey USA 49.00% ( 7.0) 40.00% ( 8.0) 10.00% ( 2.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 56.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/06/2014-10/19/2014 Western Kentucky University 44.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
10/15/2014-10/16/2014 Rasmussen Reports 49.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 4.00% ( 0.0)
09/04/2014-09/07/2014 Mellman Group (D) 42.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
08/25/2014-08/27/2014 Survey USA 36.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 21, 2013 08:40am Idiocy McConnell blames public worker unions for Tea Party targeting   Article Brandonius Maximus 
May 31, 2013 01:00pm News DEM OPERATIVE WHO ILLEGALLY RECORDED MCCONNELL: 'I'D DO IT AGAIN'  Article Scott³ 
Apr 25, 2013 07:00pm News McConnell: Entire Country Should Be Exempt from ObamaCare  Article Scott³ 
Mar 06, 2013 06:05pm News Mitch McConnell campaign aides do ‘The Harlem Shake’  Article Scott³ 
Dec 07, 2012 10:00am News Debt Ceiling Bluff Called By Harry Reid, Leaving Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Himself  Article TX DEM 
Jul 24, 2012 10:10am News McConnell promises busy Senate if GOP retakes upper chamber  Article Brandonius Maximus 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Elaine Lan Chao 00, 1993-

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RACES
  11/18/2014 US Senate Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 KY US Senate Won 56.19% (+15.47%)
  05/20/2014 KY US Senate - R Primary Won 60.19% (+24.77%)
  11/20/2012 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2010 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2008 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 KY US Senate Won 52.97% (+5.93%)
  05/20/2008 KY US Senate - R Primary Won 86.09% (+72.18%)
  01/03/2007 Seat 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/15/2006 US Senate Minority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2005 Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/04/2003 Assistant Majority Leader Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 KY US Senate Won 64.68% (+29.35%)
  01/03/1999 NRSC Chairman Won 75.00% (+50.00%)
  11/05/1996 KY US Senate Won 55.45% (+12.61%)
  05/28/1996 KY US Senate- R Primary Won 88.59% (+77.19%)
  01/03/1991 NRSC Chairman Lost 39.53% (-20.93%)
  11/06/1990 KY US Senate Won 52.19% (+4.37%)
  05/29/1990 KY US Senate- R Primary Won 88.52% (+77.04%)
  11/06/1984 KY US Senate Won 49.91% (+0.41%)
  05/29/1984 KY US Senate- R Primary Won 79.22% (+71.60%)
  11/03/1981 Jefferson County Judge-Executive Won 51.00% (+2.00%)
  11/08/1977 Jefferson County Judge-Executive Won 52.94% (+5.89%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Charlie Crist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
CA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Carly Fiorina
KY US Senate - R Primary - May 18, 2010 R C. M. "Trey" Grayson
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John Glover Roberts Jr.
KY District 06 - R Special Convention - Dec 13, 2003 R Alice Forgy Kerr
Member of the Federal Reserve Board - Jul 19, 2001 NPA Reject
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 R Clarence Thomas
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Hackett Souter
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 R Robert H. Bork
US Ambassador to Mozambique - Sep 11, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia