A short list of Kentucky GOP all-stars, including Sen. Rand Paul (R), “has recorded automated phone calls in recent days on behalf of a Republican state House candidate in Western Kentucky,” but Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) isn’t among them. Special election nominee Suzanne Miles (R) said “that she didn’t ask McConnell — or any other GOP officials — to record calls on her behalf. Miles has previously said that McConnell was the first person to give her a check for her campaign.”
Miles, a first-time candidate, “said she didn’t know whether an automated call by McConnell would help or hurt her odds of winning Tuesday.” Miles: “I truly don’t know the answer to that. I don’t know what’s going to work and what’s not going to work. This is all brand-new to me.”
The special election is Tuesday. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The fact that McConnell, the de facto head of the state party, wasn’t enlisted for a robocall could speak to his lagging approval numbers as he heads toward next year’s reelection bid.