U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bartos is positioning himself as the anti-establishment candidate in a new Breitbart op-ed where he announced he will not support Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for Leader if he is elected.
“Until the dysfunctional Senate leadership shows that they can deliver for the people who support the president’s agenda, I will not pledge to vote for Mitch McConnell for Republican Leader,” Bartos wrote in the piece.
Bartos cited the failure of McConnell to repeal the Affordable Care Act as a major part of his decision.
“The effort to repeal Obamacare is Senator McConnell’s highest profile failure. For seven years – longer than the time America spent fighting and winning World War II – Republican insiders promised that they would repeal Obamacare,” Bartos wrote.
Bartos has been positioning himself to run as an outsider, including targeting Congressman Lou Barletta earlier this year in an ad characterizing him as a “career politician.”
State Representative Jim Christiana, and businessman Paul Addis, and Bobby Lawrence are all also in the race.