Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is “already talking about his own 2014 reelection race for a sixth term,” POLITICO reports.
The 68-year-old McConnell is hiring key staff in top positions and beginning to build a substantial war chest for a race that’s four years away — a sign that he’s not thinking about getting out of leadership anytime soon.
“I’m not planning on running; I am running,” he said definitively. “I’ve never been someone who has started late or who agonized publicly over whether I was going to run. I feel like I’m at the top of my game, at my peak effectiveness, and I certainly am going to run again in 2014.”