To: Interested Parties
From: Jessica Mackler, President, American Bridge 21st Century
Subject: After #ALSen Defeat, Mitch McConnell Looks Weaker than Ever
The results of the Alabama Senate primary this week should be the final blow to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reputation as a “master tactician” — or even as a halfway decent majority leader.
Robocalls from the president. Up to eight million dollars. Second place. And a guarantee he’ll have to spend at least that much again over the coming weeks. In ruby red Alabama. That’s the result of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s defeat this week.
McConnell’s humiliation is the culmination of eight disastrous months for Senate Republicans in which they have careened from crisis to crisis.
His health care bill is dead, defeated and trashed by members of his own party. His president has disowned him, accusing him of undermining his agenda. His legislative tactics are viewed with suspicion by Senators of his own […]Read more after the jump.