Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a power struggle with former President Donald Trump over the control of the Republican Party… and McConnell is losing. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza unpacks why Trump’s endorsements are a must among GOP candidates — and his ongoing feud with McConnell could be a threat to the Senator’s quest to stay in leadership.


Donald Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for Senate in race against Lisa Murkowski

Trump Looks for Challenger to Depose Mitch McConnell as Split Widens

The Missouri auctioneer bidding it all for Trump’s backing

GOP Senate candidates back Trump on almost everything. But only Greitens has joined him in publicly attacking McConnell.

Ohio Republicans tie themselves to Trump’s rhetoric as they vie for Senate seat

Republican Sean Parnell suspends candidacy for Pennsylvania Senate seat

GOP Senator Vows To Oppose McConnell As Trump Strengthens Grip On His Caucus

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