McConnell Endorses Fletcher and War Spending Bill

Kentucky Republicans are rallying around the governor in preparation for the November election. While he didn't endorse anyone during the primary, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has now thrown his support behind Governor Ernie Fletcher.

Smiles and pats on the back as Fletcher and McConnell pitch Republican harmony.

"I have never met a finer man than our Governor, Ernie Fletcher," McConnell said.

It's the most McConnell has said in nearly two years about the governor when some accused him of hiding when Fletcher's approval rating took a dive during the hiring scandal.

You can Consider the silence broken now, both men brushing aside suggestions of a rift.

"Look, I've learned one thing in politics. You don't worry about those things, you run your own campaign," Fletcher said.

"Well, there wasn't a rift. I just didn't endorse anyone during the primary which was the case with most of our Republican congressional delegation," McConnell said.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell also praised the approval of a new spending bill for U.S. troops in Iraq but expresses disappointment in the way the Iraqi government continues to drag its feet.

While speaking at a Republican rally over the weekend, McConnell said the Iraqi government hasn't done anything it said it would do. McConnell also added he thinks it's time for the Iraqi government to "Step it up" now that U.S. troops have given them a chance at democracy.


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