Is Mitch McConnell in trouble?

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a power struggle with former President Donald Trump over the control of the Republican Party… and McConnell is losing. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza unpacks why Trump’s endorsements are a must among GOP candidates — and his ongoing feud with McConnell could be a threat to the Senator’s quest to stay in leadership.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
https://www.kellyforak.com/post/kelly-tshibaka-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell

Donald Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/18/politics/trump-endorses-kelly-tshibaka-lisa-murkowski/index.html

Trump Looks for Challenger to Depose Mitch McConnell as Split Widens
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-looks-for-challenger-to-depose-mitch-mcconnell-as-split-widens-11632060002

The Missouri auctioneer bidding it all for Trump’s backing
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/11/28/billy-long-missouri-auctioneer-trump-523243?nname=playbook&nid=0000014f-1646-d88f-a1cf-5f46b7bd0000&nrid=0000014e-f116-dd93-ad7f-f917ef350000&nlid=630318

GOP Senate candidates back Trump on almost everything. But only Greitens has joined him in publicly attacking McConnell.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-trump-mcconnell-greitens/2021/09/21/c47928b4-1b04-11ec-a99a-5fea2b2da34b_story.html

Ohio Republicans tie themselves to Trump’s rhetoric as they vie for Senate seat
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/politics/ohio-senate-race/index.html

Republican Sean Parnell suspends candidacy for Pennsylvania Senate seat
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/22/politics/sean-parnell-suspends-senate-campaign/index.html

GOP Senator Vows To Oppose McConnell As Trump Strengthens Grip On His Caucus
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/03/04/gop-senator-vows-to-oppose-mcconnell-as-trump-strengthens-grip-on-his-caucus/?sh=11ba95796d55

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