U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just threw down the gauntlet. He's requested a good old-fashioned debate before the November general election with challenger Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Amy McGrath.
In the letter, Senator McConnell says Kentuckians need the opportunity to compare both candidates in a side-by-side (virtual) debate to share their different visions for the state.
McConnell said, "It would just be the two of us. No notes at the table, no props, and no audience." Team Mitch would like to have it broadcast across the state of Kentucky and is willing to work with a Kentucky TV station with statewide reach.
As of yet, there's no response from McGrath's campaign. McConnell will be running for his seventh term in the Senate. He's been the GOP leader since 2007 and majority leader since 2015.
Though McConnell is expected to win, the race is getting tighter. There's lots of money filtering into Kentucky from outside the state and most is being spent against Republicans.
McGrath has been very vocal of her dissatisfaction with McConnell's handling of coronavirus relief for Kentuckians. She says money is being used to bailout Wallstreet with minimal relief for the average person. This should be a big talking point now through the end of the campaign.
It's a wait and see for the McGrath teams' response. Hold onto your hats and enjoy the ride.