From 'Pure Politics': McConnell talks about GOP agenda, explains tax vote 'mistake' and gives his thoughts on Paul

09/27/2010 07:31 PM

In an extended interview before he returned to Washington for the fall session, U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell answered questions about his expectations for the fall election and what the GOP would push for in the next congress.

I also asked him about some of the big-ticket issues, such as extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts and his thoughts on long-term solutions to keeping Social Security afloat.

Switching to Kentucky’s political climate, here’s what McConnell had to say about this year’s election and getting to know Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul, whom he didn’t back in the primary:

(Programming note: “Pure Politics” is cn|2′s daily political news program. It airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST and again at 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central on Channel 2 in all of Insight Communications’ markets — Louisville and surrounding counties, Northern Kentucky, Lexington, Bowling Green, Henderson, Dawson Springs and Providence. We will be airing some segments of the program here on the cn|2 Politics site).

- Ryan Alessi


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