Four Democratic Senate leaders sought to corner Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) on the economy, asking him to reject "political calculation" and work with them to address the economic proposals before Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Conference Vice Chairman Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Conference Secretary Patty Murray (D-Wash.) sent McConnell the letter Friday, specifically referencing the economic struggles of his own home state, Kentucky.

"We sincerely hope that Congressional Republicans

February 27, 2009

The Honorable Mitch McConnell

Republican Leader

United States Senate

Washington, DC 20510

Dear Leader McConnell:

Every passing day and every new economic indicator underscores the severity of the crises confronting American families. Stricken with the rising costs of living, job loss and foreclosures, hundreds of thousands of families and entire neighborhoods in each of our states suffer profoundly. We know your constituents in Kentucky feel it as well