McConnell and Obama agree on one thing: UK will be the national champs

03/19/2015 09:03 AM

It seems that bluegrass basketball is one of the few things Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Barack Obama agree on.

McConnell, the six term Kentucky U.S. Senator, sent his picks to Pure Politics ahead of the NCAA tournament pitting the University of Kentucky against his alma mater the University of Louisville in the final game. McConnell chose the unbeaten Wildcats to win it all this year, as did Obama in his bracket.

McConnell has Kentucky beating Arizona and U of L beating Duke in the national semifinals, which are set for April 4-6 in Indianapolis.

Regional final picks from McConnell include Kentucky over Kansas, Arizona over Wisconsin, Louisville over Virginia and Duke over Iowa State.

The 44th President, an avid basketball fan and thorn in the side of McConnell since 2009, has Kentucky beating Villinova in the final game.

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Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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