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McConnell Just Shared How He Thinks ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Impacted His Image

The Senate majority leader's answer may surprise you.

By NTK Staff | 05.25.2018 @2:00pm
McConnell Just Shared How He Thinks ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Impacted His Image

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently received an interesting nickname, courtesy of failed GOP Senate candidate Don Blankenship: “Cocaine Mitch.” Now McConnell’s sharing how he feels the nickname has impacted his image.

The moniker, based on a “Four Pinocchio claim” from the ex-con coal baron Blankenship, came toward the end of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in West Virginia. Blankenship lost that primary in spectacular fashion.

McConnell’s team embraced Blankenship’s nickname for McConnell with a satirical tweet playing off the hit Netflix show “Narcos.”

Now, McConnell is sharing how he feels about “Cocaine Mitch.”

Politico reported:

McConnell has no regrets about poking a candidate who had dubbed him “Cocaine Mitch” and is now vowing to run as a third-party candidate in a move seemingly driven by revenge.

“I enjoyed it, actually,” McConnell said of the viral tweet in an interview on Thursday. “It sorta softened my image, don’t you think?”

Tongue-in-cheek comments aside, McConnell must be feeling good about his management of the midterms so far. Political figures who have tried to challenge McConnell, from Blankenship to Steve Bannon to Roy Moore, have all lost in humiliating ways.

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