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McConnell suggests vulnerable Dems will get hit for voting against tax cuts

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hinted at an Axios event on Thursday that vulnerable Democrats up for re-election next year may get negative ads run against them for voting against the GOP tax bill.

"If I were running the campaign…I'd have that single woman saying, Sen. [Joe] Manchin, maybe $1,300 isn't much to you, but it is to me... We're prepared to make this argument to the American people, this was a significant middle class tax cut, but also it was important to get the country growing again."