Mitch McConnell Has Been Ready for His New Job Since 2006

What his last two chances at Senate majority leader tell us about how he’ll lead this time.

Signs and bumper stickers in support of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, sit on a table after a speech by McConnell at a Republican Party of Kentucky election night party in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Mitch McConnell has been on the cusp of becoming the Senate majority leader three times.

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