January 29, 2020
As the Republicans ready their closing arguments in the impeachment inquiry, a new independent expenditure group called Fix Our Senate is gearing up to launch on Tuesday, January 28, to go after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, organizers have exclusively informed Axios.
Indeed, Axios reports, according to the new group’s director, Joshua Karp, a Democratic strategist and communications consultant: “McConnell is already the least popular politician in America, Now, we’re going to shine a light on McConnell and every ally who supports him.”
The group plans to conduct and disseminate research on McConnell and his record and leadership strategies to share with activists and surrogates, and shape opinion.
- It will argue that McConnell is disproportionately responsible for wealth inequality, rising drug prices, conservative judicial confirmations, hyper-partisanship, legislative gridlock and the likely acquittal of President Trump in the Senate trial.
- The group has ties to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Demand Justice, Indivisible, Protect Our Care, and For Our Future.
McConnell adviser Josh Holmes told Axios that the group is “welcome to take a number and get in line” in order “to fleece donors into underwriting yet another expedition in search the left’s white Ac\
Finally, according to Axios, polls show that President Donald Trump is more popular than McConnell. The new effort appears aimed less at trying to defeat McConnell in Kentucky—and more at asking U.S. voters to broadly associate Republican candidates and policies with negative feelings about McConnell.
Research contact: @axios@MidnightNMitch