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Ken Cuccinelli

Republican conservatives train sights on McConnell

WASHINGTON _ Now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to quit Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has become the new Public Enemy No. 1 of dissatisfied conservatives.tmpplchld "Next guy in the cross hairs is probably going to be McConnell," Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., texted Friday after Boehner announced that he'll leave Congress.tmpplchld Hard-line House Republicans, tea party groups, and several conservative interest groups viewed Boehner, R-Ohio, as an impediment to their agenda, and soft when it came to dealing with congressional Democrats and President Barack Obama.tmpplchld They view McConnell, R-Ky., as too reluctant to amend...