Beto O’Rourke Would Not be the First Person to Use a Failed Senate Bid as Launching Pad for Presidential Run

Allow me to describe for you an intriguing political scenario.

A progressive candidate with minimal name recognition outside his own state takes on a controversial but formidable conservative incumbent with a major national profile for a seat in the United States Senate.

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The Senate Must Heed Mitch McConnell’s Wise Words and Wait to Fill Anthony Kennedy’s Seat on the Court

In light of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s pending retirement from the Supreme Court, I think it wise that the Senate follow a maxim set down by Mitch McConnell only two years ago:

“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

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