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McConnell gives strongest pro-Trump statement yet

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2016, file photo, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, addresses the crowd gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm Ky.

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2016, file photo, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, addresses the crowd gathered at the Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm Ky.  (The Associated Press)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made comments at a rally on Wednesday about Republican nominee Donald Trump saying, “"we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful Republican in America."

His comments while speaking at a tractor dealership in central Kentucky are the strongest he’s made yet on the Republican nominee, going all in for Trump saying, "If America votes like Kentucky, we'll be fine."

McConnell has warned Republicans could potentially lose control of the Senate this year as they have to defend a handful of seats in swing states across the country.

McConnell has been mostly silent about the nominee so that vulnerable incumbents — like New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte — could distance themselves from Trump and his increasingly erratic comments.

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McConnell recently told people at a speech he made that if they wanted to hear him discuss Trump they "might has well go ahead and leave."

Despite McConnell’s lack of Trump talk, he has had plenty to say about Democrats. His decision to block Obama's Supreme Court nominee encouraged other party members. Sens. John McCain, Ted Cruz, among others have vowed they would not confirm any Democratic nominees, leaving the court with eight members.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.