The 'Cartel' in Full Effect: Nifty New 'Cocaine Mitch' T-Shirt Message Has People Rushing to Donate

"Cocaine Mitch" graphic. Image via Team Mitch.
“Cocaine Mitch” graphic. Image via Team Mitch.

The 2020 reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell is off to a smooth start with some team merch that has people talking.


The Hill reports:

The reelection campaign for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is selling “Cocaine Mitch” t-shirts, an embrace of the label given to the Kentucky Republican by failed 2018 West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship (R).


Blankenship last year ran an advertisement in which he said “one of my goals as U.S. senator will be to ditch Cocaine Mitch.”

He later said in a news release that he was referring to McConnell’s “father-in-law who founded and owns a large Chinese shipping company [and] has given Mitch and his wife millions of dollars over the years,” adding that the company was implicated in alleged cocaine smuggling.

Here’s a Twitter image McConnell’s team posted after Blankenship lost his primary race:

The t-shirts cost $35. Here’s what they look like:

In addition to the t-shirts, the campaign is also selling “Cocaine Mitch” stickers for $10:


Liberals are, of course, fauxfended by the t-shirts and stickers:

…. but others think they are pretty nifty and have already placed their orders:

The Senate Majority Leader even reportedly answered his phone last year as “Cocaine Mitch”:

Don’t be surprised if you see “Grim Reaper McConnell” or “Nuclear Mitch” t-shirts one day soon, too:


Like the “Cocaine Mitch” nickname, McConnell embraces the others without a shred of regret:


And oh yeah, this, too:

More, please!

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