July 31, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Kentucky
  • Residence: Louisville
  • Born: February 20, 1942; Sheffield, Ala.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Elaine L. Chao; three children
  • Education: U. of Louisville, B.A. 1964; U. of Kentucky, J.D. 1967
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Jefferson County judge-executive, 1978-85; U.S. Senate, 1985-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1984 (5th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Livestock and Dairy; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research); Appropriations (Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA; State-Foreign Operations); Rules & Administration
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State Information: Kentucky

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Mitch McConnell (R) 953,816 53%
Bruce Lunsford (D) 847,005 47%
2002 general Mitch McConnell (R) 731,679 64.7%
Lois Weinberg (D) 399,634 35.3%
1996 general Mitch McConnell (R) 724,794 55.4%
Steven L. Beshear (D) 560,012 42.8%
Dennis L. Lacy (LIBERT) 8,595 0.6%
Patricia Metten (NL) 8,344 0.6%
Mac McElroy (USTAX) 5,284 0.4%
Richard Marshall Beilke (Write-In) 17  
1990 general Mitch McConnell (R) 478,034 52%
Harvey I. Sloane (D) 437,976 48%
1984 general Mitch McConnell (R) 644,990 50%
Walter D. Huddleston (D) 639,721 50%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.17% John McCain: 57.4%
2012 : 37.8% : 60.49%
2004 John Kerry: 40% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 41% George W. Bush: 57%
1996 Bill Clinton: 46% Robert Dole: 45%
1992 Bill Clinton: 45% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 44% George H. W. Bush: 56%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 39% :