McConnell zeroes in on election — his own

McConnell zeroes in on election — his own

By Alex Isenstadt (Politico) –

On Monday morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell huddled with a few top aides at the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s Capitol Hill headquarters — but the 2018 midterms weren’t on the agenda.

Instead, they pored over plans for McConnell’s own far-off 2020 reelection campaign.

For 90 minutes, McConnell, his chief of staff Phil Maxson, state director Terry Carmack, and political adviser Josh Holmes talked about the political landscape back home in Kentucky and gamed out how the campaign would be staffed and structured.

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