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The Long Game - A Memoir

Mitch McConnell

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The candid, behind-the-scenes memoir of the of the Senate Majority Leader and GOP veteran. In October 1984, a hard-charging Kentucky politician waited excitedly for President Ronald Reagan to arrive at a presidential rally in Louisville. In the midst of a tough Senate campaign against an incumbent Democrat, the young Republican hoped Reagan's endorsement would give a much-needed boost to his insurgent campaign. He even had a camera crew ready to capture the president's words for a TV commercial he planned to air during the campaign's final stretch. Alas, when Reagan finally stepped to the microphone, he smiled for the crowd and declared: "I'm happy to be here with my good friend, Mitch O'Donnell." That was hardly Mitch McConnell's first setback, and far from his last. He swallowed hard, put his head down, and kept going. Four weeks later, in the biggest upset of the year, his dream of being a US senator came true-by a margin of about one vote per precinct. By persevering, he'd be the only Republican in the country to beat an incumbent Democratic US senator. McConnell learned patience and fortitude during his post-World War II youth in Alabama. His mother helped him beat polio by leading him through long, aching exer­cises every day for two years. His father taught him the importance of standing up to bullies, even if it meant tak­ing the occasional punch. It turned out to be the perfect childhood for a future Senate majority leader. "In the line of work I would choose, compromise is key, but I'd come to find that certain times required me to invoke the fight­ing spirit both of my parents instilled in me." For more than three decades, McConnell has worked steadily to advance conservative values, including limited government, indi­vidual liberty, fiscal prudence, and a strong national defense. But he has always cared much more about moving the ball forward than about who gets the credit. Now McConnell reveals what he really thinks about the rivalry between the Senate and the House; the players and the st

Language:

English

Length:

8h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:38


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:46


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:20


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:06


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:28


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:23


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:13


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:14


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:02


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:23


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:51


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:56


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:21


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:15


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:29