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McConnell Plan to Fill Court Seat Carries Electoral Risks, Rewards – The Wall Street Journal


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McConnell Plan to Fill Court Seat Carries Electoral Risks, Rewards – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that Republicans intend to fill the Supreme Court vacancy as quickly as possible, even as party strategists acknowledge it could hurt vulnerable GOP incumbents in blue-leaning states such as Colorado and Maine. The high-speed, high-stakes fight on the eve of the election has the potential to…

WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it clear that Republicans intend to fill the Supreme Court vacancy as quickly as possible, even as party strategists acknowledge it could hurt vulnerable GOP incumbents in blue-leaning states such as Colorado and Maine.

The high-speed, high-stakes fight on the eve of the election has the potential to put Mr. McConnell’s top priorities—confirming conservative judges and protecting his Senate majority—into conflict with each other. But for Mr. McConnell and other Republican…

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