Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seems to have mixed feelings when it comes to how he approaches state-based legislation.
In an interview with Kentucky Public Radio last week, McConnell told a reporter that he “doesn’t take positions on state legislation.” The senator was responding to questions about state Senate Bill 5, which concerns drug overdoses and substance abuse issues.
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However, McConnell told Roll Call on Wednesday that he supports state legislation that would allow Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to run simultaneously for both president and the Senate in 2016.
“I favor that,” McConnell told Roll Call. “Did they approve that? Yeah. I think that’s a good idea.”
The proposed legislation, which has passed out of a committee in the Republican-controlled state Senate but is unlikely to be passed by the Democratic-led state House, would change the state’s election law so a candidate could run in multiple federal races on the same electoral ballot.
The McConnell campaign did not respond to a request for comment.