In this interview, Mitchell McConnell, an Alabama native and future Senate Majority Leader, details his education, a Department of Justice appointment under President Gerald Ford, and his interests in politics. He comments extensively on the Judicial Referendum, the problems that Jefferson County faces, the "crucial" benefits of revenue sharing and the potential damages of its removal from county budgets, and his relationships with his department heads, the Fiscal Court, and other state and local officials. Since he admits the Judge Executive position is a "stepping stone" for other offices, he concludes that his personal future plans are to run for reelection.
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