Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol after returning from summer recess in Washington, D.C., September 4, 2007. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT)
Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol after returning from summer recess in Washington, D.C., September 4, 2007. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) Chuck Kennedy / MCT
Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters in the U.S. Capitol after returning from summer recess in Washington, D.C., September 4, 2007. (Chuck Kennedy/MCT) Chuck Kennedy / MCT

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