McConnell Capitalizes on Attack with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts

"He managed to turn a slanderous attack on his family into an online movement of his supporters."

  • Published 9 May 2019

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack by selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The Kentucky lawmaker’s 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of the year thanks to sales of the bright red T-shirts, which feature a faceless, dark-haired figure over the name “MITCH” with a sprinkling of cocaine. On the back, they… Read at AP News