- The Washington Times - Monday, January 29, 2018

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that 2017 was “the best year” for conservatives in his decades long career in Washington.

“The best year on all fronts, and a lot of people were shocked because we didn’t know what we were getting with Donald Trump,” the Kentucky Republican said on Fox News. “He was doing fundraisers for [Senate Minority Leader] Chuck Schumer three, or four years ago.”

He said that President Trump’s right-of-center policies and pro-business focus has encouraged many of those who were skeptical about what kind of leader he would be in office. Mr. McConnell touted the successes in the economy and in the policies that Mr. Trump has pushed in his first year.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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