Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

Who is Mitch McConnell?

Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as Kentucky's senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader. He is the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate, the longest-serving U.S. Senator from Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senate leader in history. He endorsed Rand Paul in the 2016 Republican primaries before ultimately supporting then-presumptive nominee Donald Trump. He refused to give a bipartisan statement with President Obama warning Russia not to interfere in the upcoming election, after being approached by US intelligence community officials.

What is Mitch McConnell Famous for?

Mitch McConnell is famous for a politician. He was elected to the Senate in 1984 and has been re-elected five times. He was chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He was elected as Majority Whip in the 108th Congress and was re-elected to the post in 2004. He was elected Senate Minority Leader. When Republicans took control of the Senate and he became Senate Majority Leader. He was known as a pragmatist and moderate Republican early in his political career but veered to the right over time. He described his decision to block the Garland nomination as the most consequential decision I've made in my entire public career. Under McConnell's leadership of the Senate, Obama saw the fewest judicial nominees confirmed in the final two years of a presidency since 1951-1952. He was included in the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2015.

Where did Mitch McConnell Grow Up?

Mitch McConnell was born on February 20, 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama. He holds American nationality. He is of Scots-Irish and English descent. His upper left leg was paralyzed by a polio attack at the age of 2. When he was eight, he moved with his family from Athens to Augusta, Georgia. He attended duPont Manual High School at Louisville. After complete his high school, he attended the University of Louisville. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from Louisville in 1964. He was the president of the Student Council of the College of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He started interning for Senator John Sherman Cooper in 1964. He also attended the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he graduated in 1967. He was the president of the Student Bar Association there.

Who are Mitch McConnell's Family?

Mitch McConnell was born to a father named Addison Mitchell McConnell and a mother named Julia Odene. There is no information about his siblings but will be updated soon.

Is Mitch McConnell Married?

Mitch McConnell is a married man. He married Elaine Chao in 1993.  Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush and Secretary of Transportation under President Donald Trump. Previously, he married Sherril Redmon. The couple got married in 1968 and later got divorced in 1980. He has three children with Redmon.

How much is Mitch McConnell's Net Worth?

Mitch McConnell estimated net worth of $22.5 million and his salary is unknown. His personal wealth was increased after his father-in-law James S.C. Chao gave him properties worth between $5 and $25 million. The OpenSecrets website ranked him one of the wealthiest members of U.S. Senate in 2010.

How many Awards has Mitch McConnell won?

Mitch McConnell has received the Kentucky Life Science Champion Award for promoting innovations in the life science sector.

Mitch McConnell
Quick Facts of Addison McConnell Jr.
Celebrated Name Mitch McConnell
Age 78 years old
Nick Name Mitch McConnell
Birth Name Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr.
Birth Date 1942-02-20
Gender Male
Profession United States Senator
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Place of Birth Sheffield, Alabama
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Pisces
Education University of Kentucky (JD)
Father Addison Mitchell McConnell
Mother Julia Odene
Marital Status Married
Wife Elaine Chao
Net Worth $ 22.5 million
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