Jones told Politico that he believes he could beat McConnell, Kentucky’s longest-serving U.S. senator.
“If it’s Mitch McConnell, I can win,” Jones told Politico. “And no other Republican will, and I don’t think any other Democrat can. But I can.”
A former adviser of McConnell, Scott Jennings, was among the voices opposing Jones that were also quoted in the Politico story. He told the magazine that, in the course of a possible campaign, Jones should be prepared to speak for anything he’s said on air or on his radio show in the past.
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Previously, Jones expressed thoughts about running against U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, but eventually decided against it.