One person you can count on being at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium any time the University of Louisville football team lines up is U. S. Senator Mitch McConnell. The five-term Republican leader is a diehard Cardinal football fan and rarely misses a game, at home or away.
National debt crisis or not. He has ideas, people willing to embrace them are often the issue.
McConnell, a U of L grad, is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky’s history, now serving his fifth term. He’s also the Senate Republican Leader in the 111th Congress. Elected to that position unanimously by his colleagues in 2008.
“One of my favorite activities is watching U of L football,” he told us. “I have been a Cardinal fan since I was in school at the University of Louisville. I can’t remember the last time I missed a home game.”
The former County Judge said he also loves tailgating and taking part in the camaraderie that comes with being a member of the U of L family. “I have enjoyed watching the athletic program grow over the years, going from the Metro Conference to Conference USA to the Big East and rising through the ranks to winning the school’s first Bowl Championship Series game.”