About Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell is a U.S Republican Senator, an American politician. A Republican, he served as majority whip (2003–07) and minority leader (2007–15), and he became majority leader in 2015.
Early lifeMitch McConnell was born in Sheffield, Alabama, United States on February 20, 1942 to his parents Mitchell McConnell and Julia Shockley. Although born in United States, he was brought up in Athens. Mitch suffered from polio in his childhood but recovered by the age of five because of his mother’s constant efforts. Together with his family, he moved to Georgia when he was eight years old and later relocated to Louisville, where he studied at the DuPont Manual High School. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in political science from the University of Louisville in 1964. Later he did Law from the University Of Kentucky College Of Law. After the completion of his education, he was enrolled US Army Reserve at Louisville, Kentucky, in March 1967 and had to be discharged on medical grounds after five weeks of training at Fort Knox due to optic neuritis in August 1967.
Career Mitch McConnells tarted his political career when he was elected U.S. Senate in 1984, becoming the first Republican since 1968 to win a state election in Kentucky. McConnell earned a reputation of a strong and tough opponent of campaign finance reform and campaign spending limits. From the 1990s he consistently voted against a series of such measures, including some sponsored by fellow Republicans. He also introduced the Common Sense Medical Malpractice Reforms Act in 2002 and was against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as ‘ObamaCare’. He supported the Small Business Liability Reforms Act that protected small businesses against litigations and limited the liability of non-manufacturing businesses.
Mitch McConnell has also been awarded with Kentucky Life Science Champion Award for promoting innovations in the life science sector.
Personal LifeMitch McConnell was married to Sherrill Redmon from 1968 to 1980. Before parting ways they together gave birth to three children.
Mitch McConnell second time tied the wedding knot with Elaine Chao, who is a former Secretary of Labor under the tenure of George W Bush.
Mitch McConnell is active on social media and can be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Net worthAccording to media resources, Mitch McConnell’s net worth is estimated to be $23 million.