As the 114th United States Congress convenes, RunSwitch PR congratulates Senator Mitch McConnell on his new position as Senate Majority Leader. Senator McConnell is the second Kentuckian to serve in this position; the first was Democrat Alben Barkley, who led the chamber from 1937-1949.
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984, Senator McConnell was elected by a wide margin of Kentucky voters to his sixth consecutive term on November 4th, 2014. Senator McConnell previously served as the Majority Whip in the 108th and 109th Congress and then as the Republican Leader in the 110th, 111th, and 112th Congress.
“We recognize the enormity of the task before us. We know a lot of hard work awaits. We know many important opportunities await too,” Senator McConnell said today in a press release. “I’m really optimistic about what we can accomplish.”
Senator McConnell has said he looks forward to restoring order to the legislative process in the Senate and to leading a constructive majority focused on problem solving and finding real solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. We have every confidence Senator McConnell will do just that, and are proud that Kentucky is playing a national leadership role.
Scott served on his 2002 and 2008 reelection campaigns and was a Senior Advisor and Spokesman for a super PAC supporting Senator McConnell’s reelection in 2014. Scott also graduated from the McConnell Center for Political Leadership at the University of Louisville and served alongside Senator McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, in the Administration of President George W. Bush.
Jena served as a political staffer on McConnell’s 2014 reelection campaign, which won by a historic margin in November. She worked on event planning, grassroots organizing, and coalition building for Team Mitch.