For two years, Mitch McConnell talked about being the "defensive coordinator" as U.S. Senate minority leader and how much he hoped Kentucky and the rest of the nation would give him a chance at a new role.
At his home Thursday, McConnell was eager to show off a new addition to his wardrobe that illustrates his mission as majority leader after next week's Senate leadership vote.
The sweatshirt, a gift from longtime ally Todd Inman of Owensboro, reads "United States Senate Offensive Coordinator," complete with the Louisville Cardinals mascot.
McConnell discussed at length how he will approach his new role in a news conference with state and national reporters on Wednesday, pledging to search for common ground with President Barack Obama and end dysfunction in the Senate.
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