Mitch McConnell: GOP needs to do better in suburbs, with college voters, women

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who was projected to secure another term in the upper chamber on Tuesday and is now waiting to find out if he’ll remain majority leader, said Wednesday that he’s generally pleased with the Republican Party’s performance in the 2020 general election. “We had, overall, I think a better election than most people thought we were gonna have,” he told reporters.

But he also acknowledged there is a lot of room for improvement — for starters, he suggested the GOP needs to catch up with the Democratic Party when it comes to online fundraising, heaping praise on the opposition’s small donor platform, ActBlue, which brought in a lot of money; McConnell called it a “terrific model.”

As for demographics, the senator said he wants to see Republicans “win back the suburbs” and improve with college-educated and women voters.

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