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McConnell And McGrath Debate Tonight

McConnell said his wife voted by mail and he said he was pleased with how smoothly the voting process went for him.

"He's talking about a much larger amount than I can sell to my members", McConnell said of administration's offer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats.

In rebuttal to that claim, McConnell pointed to his work on the CARES Act, which provided about $3 trillion in coronavirus aid. "She's got a lot of problems", he said. "That's not hard. I'll tell you what's hard". Land it on an aircraft carrier.

"You know who I am negotiating against?" A new study puts that hardship in focus, revealing that there are now eight million more poor Americans than there were in May, as help from temporarily expanded unemployment benefits and one-time cash injections dried up.

"I don't think our leverage has ever been greater than it is now", she said in a conference call with Democrats on Tuesday, according to a source on the call. "The delay for months now (and especially since July 31 when the extra $600 for the unemployed was cut to $300-400) has kept the stimulus far below what is needed to offset the current depression".

McGrath is still a longshot candidate in the race - public polling in September had her down double digits in the race - and McConnell tried to lean into the state's general distaste for the national Democratic Party.

But the California congresswoman, along with Sen.

"Do you want somebody from NY to be setting the agenda for America and not terribly interested in Kentucky?"

McGrath accused McConnell of not doing enough to help Kentucky during the pandemic.

McConnell seized on McGrath and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden's vague answers about plans to shift the balance of power on the high court.

Pressed by NBC News' Savannah Guthrie on the fact that Republicans haven't supported the "big, lovely stimulus" the president is calling for, Trump asserted "they'll go" for it.

"They want to stack the Supreme Court", the Republican declared.

McConnell said, "He mentioned that he was in the Marines about every other sentence".

"We like stimulus, we want stimulus and we think we should have stimulus", Trump said. In their defense, they say these governments suffered from getting their budgets slammed by the pandemic.

The debate will be aired on Gray Television's Kentucky-based stations.

"Both sides are gaming the election by calculations about what mix of specifics would, if passed, boost their vote", Dr. Richard D. Wolff, professor emeritus of economics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, told Salon by email. "Well, right now, with 22 days until an election, we shuld let the people decide", she argued, referencing the senator's refusal to hold hearings for Obama nominee Merrick Garland in 2016.