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McConnell: I'll Work With White House, 'Restore Hope'

By    |   Tuesday, 04 November 2014 09:09 PM

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, fresh of a hard-fought re-election bid, said the GOP has a "duty" to work with President Barack Obama on issues they agree on, and he'll try to do just that.

Speaking to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Louisville Tuesday night, McConnell said that just because America has a two-party system it doesn't mean the two sides have to be in perpetual conflict.

McConnell is currently the Senate minority leader, a role he hopes to parlay into majority leader if Republicans take control of the Senate as expected.

Still, McConnell said, he knows Obama will not wake up with a different worldview on Wednesday than he had the day before.

"He knows I won't either," he told the cheering crowd of supporters.

Despite the talk of getting along, McConnell said he will fight to undo much of Obama's work over the past six years. He said he believes the president's policies have undone the "compact" that every generation of Americans has made with the next to leave them a better world.

"So tonight I pledge you this: Whether you are a coal miner in eastern Kentucky who can't find work or a mom in Paducah who doesn't understand why the government just took away her family's health insurance, I've heard your concerns. I've made them my own. You will be heard in Washington," McConnell said.

He told supporters he is part of "a race to turn this country around, to restore hope and confidence and optimism across this commonwealth and across this nation of ours."

He praised his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, whom he said Grimes "ran a spirited campaign."

"She earned a lot of votes, and she earned my respect," McConnell said.


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Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, fresh of a hard-fought re-election bid, said the GOP has a duty to work with President Barack Obama on issues they agree on, and he'll try to do just that. Speaking to supporters at his campaign headquarters in Louisville Tuesday night,...
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