Kentucky Sports Radio host writing anti-McConnell book

Kentucky Sports Radio host writing anti-McConnell book
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Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, who is rumored to be considering a bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFor city parks: Pass the Great American Outdoors Act now US ill-prepared for coronavirus-fueled mental health crisis Schumer to GOP: Cancel 'conspiracy hearings' on origins of Russia probe MORE (R-Ky.), is writing a book bashing him. 

Jones announced the book, "Mitch, Please! How Mitch McConnell Sold Out Kentucky (and America too),"  in a Friday tweet. The book will be coauthored by Chris Tomlin.

The book will be a travelogue and history of Kentucky, The Washington Post reported. Jones and Tomlin plan to travel to the commonwealth's 120 counties to argue that McConnell has negatively affected the state. 

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Jones told the Post that he would explore issues relating to black lung from coal mining, a school shooting and opioid abuse. 

“Societal changes have led to massive changes in Kentucky’s two biggest economic engines — tobacco and coal,” he said. “Not only was Mitch McConnell not able to stop that, but he did little to nothing to replace them while also being maybe the most powerful legislator in the world.”

McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden told The Hill in a statement that “Many people are familiar with Matt’s book report from its original title when they called it Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: Trump ratchets up Twitter turmoil Hillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Warren condemns 'horrific' Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests, other senators chime in MORE’s stump speech.”

Jones, who launched his Kentucky Sports Radio blog in 2005, told the Post he remained undecided about entering the Senate race against McConnell, who is facing already facing a Democratic challenge from Amy McGrath. 

"I’m going to decide shortly,” Jones said. “When Amy McGrath is backed by the Democratic establishment, you’re looking at trying to take down two establishments, and that’s harder.”