A cool half-million in a tad over two weeks.
Since it opened early this month, a KDP webstore has sold $500,00 worth of “Moscow Mitch” themed merchandise including bright red buttons, stickers, tee-shirts, brown fake-fur Russian-style hats, shot glasses, Moscow Mule mugs and foam can covers.
Each item features the Senate majority leader decked out in a Russian fur hat with a hammer-and-sickle superimposed on a GOP elephant. They all come with a “Just say nyet! to Moscow Mitch” entreaty.
In the webstore ad, the fur hat is shown crowning a bust of what looks suspiciously like George Washington.
“There’s no comparison between the Father of Our Country and Moscow Mitch,” said the KDP’s Nicole Erwin said. “It certainly provides a clear contrast: Mitch McConnell doesn’t care about the coal miners or any of the working families here in Kentucky.”
McConnell, Kentucky’s longest-tenured senator ever, is up for reelection next year. So far, two Democrats want to take him on, both Marine veterans: Amy McGrath, who lost a congressional race last year, and farmer Mike Broihier.