OnPolitics: They're coming, Mitch

Josh Hafner

President Donald Trump is running for re-election, sure, but this week let's turn our thoughts as he did to Mitch McConnell, the GOP's top senator who's had a heck of a week: "Democrats are coming after our great Kentucky Senator, Mitch McConnell," Trump tweeted TuesdayAmy McGratha former Marine fighter pilot, announced this week that she's gunning for McConnell's seat in the Bluegrass State. She's a self-described moderate who says "if President Trump has good ideas, I'll be for them." The Democrat's team said it raised $2.5 million in the first 24 hours — an apparent record for any U.S. Senate campaign. Also: McConnell's great-great-grandfathers owned at least 14 slaves. That's according to an NBC News report just weeks after McConnell opposed reparations for slavery. Not the best optics, but McConnell's status as Congress' most powerful Republican means his well-funded campaign won't go down easily. And besides, he said, former President Barack Obama's ancestors owned slaves, too.

While we're talking Congress, did you know: Rep. Ilhan Omar called Tucker Carlson a "racist fool", Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for the DHS to be abolished and the House passed legislation to nix gendered language about the presidency

The OnPolitics 2020 revolving door of the week

Eric Swalwell, we barely knew ye: The California congressman became the first Democrat to quit the presidential race this week. That could kick off the inevitable foldings of several lower-rung campaigns, except we're still getting new candidates, folks. Enter Tom Steyer, a billionaire activist who wants to focus on climate change. He's the latest to enter the Democrats' 2020 field. Here's who all is running for president right now, if you need a reminder like I do.

This week in Trump

President Donald Trump holds up a signed executive order about kidney health at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Washington.

This week in 2020 Dems

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during a campaign stop in Peterborough, N.H., Monday, July 8, 2019.

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