Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is still in the early stages of courting unsuccessful 2018 congressional candidate Amy McGrath to run against Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in 2020.
Meanwhile, the McConnell election machine has already roared to life, collecting opposition research on the possible candidate and formulating an attack strategy, according to a Tuesday Politico report.
McGrath, a fighter pilot who mounted an insurgency bid in 2018 after a viral campaign ad helped her circumvent the Democratic establishment’s indifference, has not yet made up her mind on the race. She lost narrowly to Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY).
Schumer’s aggression in finding a candidate to take on McConnell also reveals the animosity between the two Senate leaders, which has reportedly grown worse due to the shutdown and divisive judicial nominations.
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