Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is a well-known American politician who is Kentucky’s senior United States senator. He is also the Senate majority leader. Moreover, he is the longest-serving US senator in Kentucky. He got elected in the senate in 1984. At the 1998 and 2000 election cycles, he became the chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee.
For the major part, he held conservative political positions eventhough he is a pragmatist and moderate Republican. Mitch McConnell age is seventy-eight. Know all the details about him here.
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The birth date of McConnell is February 20, 1942, and his place of birth is Sheffield, Alabama. The names of his parents are Addison Mitchell McConnell Sr and Julia Odene “Dean”. He comes from Scots-Irish and English descent. At the age of two, his upper leg got paralyzed because of a polio attack. He got treatment for it and it saved him from becoming disabled for life.
On 1956 his family moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he went to duPont Manual High School. He became the student council president in the school. Then he completed his education with honours where he did B.A political science in University of Louisville. When Mitch McConnell young he was a part of civil rights rallies and served as an intern for John Sherman Cooper.
– Early career
On 1967 McConnell enlisted to join the US Army Reserve. Then from 1968, he worked as an aide for the senator Marlow Cook in Washington, D.C. After that, he worked for the candidacy of Tom Emberton for Kentucky but it was unsuccessful. He also attempted to get a seat but he got rejected as he did not meet the requirements. On 1977 he received a top position as Jefferson County judge/executive. He was in this position until 1984.
– US Senate
On 1984 Mitch McConnell election was against Democratic incumbent Walter Dee Huddleston. In this race, McConnell won Republican Senate challenger by 3,437 votes. Mitch McConnell polls showed that he was the only Republican nominee to have won the position that year. In the 2020 elections, he faced the Democratic nominee Amy McGrath. He got elected for his seventh term on November 3 and with this win has now served every county in Kentucky.
Mitch McConnell party is Republican. From 1997 to 2001 he became the chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee. The Republicans received the control of Senate after the 2014 senate elections. McConnell got the Senate majority leader position at this time. Many people consider McConnell as a skilled political strategist. All the details of his political movement are available in Mitch McConnell Twitter.
The name of McConnell’s first wife is Sherrill Redmon. He has three children with her. Then after their divorce, McConnell married Elaine Chao. Mitch McConnell’s wife served as the Secretary of Labor for President George W. Bush in 1993. People call him in names that have become popular such as “Moscow Mitch”, “Grim Reaper”, “Darth Vader”, and more. He has embraced many of the nicknames however he did not like the “Moscow Mitch”.
The net worth of Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell is one of the wealthiest US senators. His various political positions helped him to accumulate money but he also became rich in an old-fashioned way. His net worth increased when he received a personal gift from his father-in-law James S. C. Chao. Mitch McConnell net worth is $22.2 million.
His wife also has lots of assets she inherited from her family and its value is $59 million. McConnell himself has assets for the value between $110,000 and $300,000. Moreover, he received $145,000 as an advance for the books.
Mitch McConnell is a clever man. He is a skilled tactician in politics.