McConnell reverses, now will deliver taped remarks for GOP convention

The announcement comes after his campaign initially indicated on Thursday that he would not speak as part of the convention. But Katharine Cooksey, a spokeswoman for McConnell’s campaign, said that was a “miscommunication” and that the GOP leader will be submitting taped remarks…

In addition to his own race — which some polls suggest could be tight, though McConnell remains the favorite — he’s also fighting to hold on to his Senate majority, where Republicans hold a 53-47 margin. To take back the Senate Democrats either need a net gain of three seats and to win the White House or a net pick up for four seats for an outright majority.