Politician

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

Born:

Mitch McConnell is an American Politician who served as Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader born on February 20, 1942, In Alabama, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Addison Mitchell McConnell and Julia McConnell. 

Personal Life:

In 1968, He married Sherrill Redmon and divorced in 1980 after having three children. Later he married Elaine Chao, former Secretary of Labour under George W. Bush, in 1993 and Secretary of Transportation under Donald Trump.

Education:

He studied at the DuPont Manual High School. In 1964, He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science from the University of Louisville. Later, He did his low from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law.

Career:

He had suffered from polio at the age of two and treated at the Warm Spring Institute for which his family had to spend a substantial sum of money. He had recovered from his illness by the age of five due to his mother’s devotion and efforts of his physiotherapist. In 1964, He had started his political career by interning with Senator John Sherman Cooper.  Having gained experience in the field, he was elected as the Jefferson County Judge/Executive in 1977 and again re-elected in 1981. In 1984, He had been elected to the US Senate by a narrow margin against Walter Dee Huddleston of the Democratic Party. In 1990, He again had a narrow victory over former Louisville Mayor, Harvey I. Sloane, by just 4.4% votes. He had been chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1998 and 2000 elections. 

He is an advocate of free speech and has shown that campaign finance regulations reduce participation and competition. He led the movement against the Bipartisan Campaign Reforms Act. He introduced the Common Sense Medical Malpractice Reforms Act in 2002 and had been against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ObamaCare.

Mitch McConnell

Unknown Facts:

  • Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is his full name.
  • In March 2013, He became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Master Stroke:

  • He has appeared as an off-screen character in season one of the political satire Alpha House and often mocked for his resemblance of a turtle.

Awards and Achievements:

  • He has won the Kentucky Life Science Champion Award for promoting innovations in the life science sector.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Mitch McConnell, We must live to be honest with the public. We should strengthen and save Social Security for today’s workers.

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