McConnell: Republicans could ‘screw up’ ’24 Senate battle

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In an exclusive interview with CNN, Mitch McConnell openly acknowledged the potential for things to go awry and highlighted his behind-the-scenes efforts to identify preferred candidates in key races.

Despite his cautious approach, he laughed off the idea of being confident about reclaiming the majority in the upcoming elections.

Reflecting on the GOP’s unexpected setback in the 2022 polls, he emphasized the party’s dedication to avoiding a repeat scenario.

McConnell’s primary focus at the moment is on flipping four specific states: Montana, West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

The Republican Party is also evaluating the situation in two swing states with Democratic incumbents: Wisconsin, where they are actively searching for a strong candidate, and Nevada, where they are likely to make resource allocation decisions after the primary.

Arizona, viewed as the most complex state in the election cycle, poses unique considerations. McConnell indicated that Republican leaders are inclined to wait and observe the outcome of the GOP primary before deciding whether to engage in the race at all.

Furthermore, he dismissed any possibility of Senator Kyrsten Sinema, who became an independent after leaving the Democratic Party in December, joining the Republican conference for reelection.

Written by staff