In the final days of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been cast as the king of the D.C. swamp by conservative candidates Rep. Mo Brooks and Judge Roy Moore.
Brooks, in particular, has made replacing McConnell as majority leader a core plank of his campaign. As the primary comes to a close on Aug 15, the Brooks campaign is touring the state in a campaign bus decorated with a “Ditch Mitch!” banner.
Mo Brooks has new decorations for his campaign bus pic.twitter.com/TCJU2ilTeM— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) August 11, 2017
Not to be outdone, Judge Moore is campaigning hard against “Mitch McConnell’s DC slime machine,” going after the millions of dollars McConnell’s super PAC allies have dumped into the race to support incumbent appointed Senator Luther Strange, R-Ala.
If Strange was serious about changing the culture of Washington D.C., he would acknowledge McConnell’s leadership failures, but he’s not serious. He’s not going to change things.
That’s why McConnell is going to the mat to keep him in the U.S. Senate.