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NBC's Chuck Todd on Kentucky Senate race

Posted at 9:30 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 21:30:06-04

(LEX 18) — NBC's Chuck Todd has covered Washington for three decades.

For the past several years, he has been the moderator of "Meet the Press."

He took some time to talk with us earlier this week, and we asked for his thoughts on Kentucky's U.S. Senate race.

"Well look, it's still a race. It looks like that Mitch McConnell is the favorite here, and I would probably call him a heavy favorite. As we've seen, a lot of vulnerable, or potentially vulnerable, incumbent Republican Senators have seen their poll numbers slide this year. One of the few people that has not seen it hit as hard as it's hit some other Republican incumbents has been Mitch McConnell. Now whether that's because of Kentucky's unique nature, that Kentucky is a much more Republican state or a much more pro-Trump state, than maybe some of these other places where we've seen surprising competitive races, for instance in South Carolina and Kansas. But that hasn't quite happened here, and again, look I could nitpick a lot of things. But I think, it's ultimately about the makeup of the state itself more than it is about the individual campaign," said Todd.

Among other topics, he also explained what he sees as McConnell's legacy in Washington.