Noted: If you like losing, ‘you’re going to love Rick Scott’s campaign for leader,’ McConnell adviser says


HR King
May 29, 2001
The long-simmering tensions between Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Rick Scott (Fla.), burst wide open Tuesday, following the party’s losses in a slew of races in last week’s midterm elections.
Now, with Scott formally challenging McConnell for the leadership post, a top McConnell adviser is making the case to reelect the current leader.
The McConnell adviser, Josh Holmes, told The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey: “If you liked Republicans losing Senate campaigns, while saddling the party with tax increases and Medicare cuts, then you’re going to love Rick Scott’s campaign for leader. It does have a constituency, but unfortunately for him, it’s entirely within the confines of the Democratic conference.”