Mitch McConnell is placing out an SOS — and it stands for “Save our (Republican) Senators.”

The Senate Majority Chief is pushing Thursday for a vote on a so-called “skinny” coronavirus stimulus package deal in a bid to rescue as much as seven endangered GOP lawmakers going through tough reelection bids.

With no hope of Democratic help, McConnell (R-Ky.) needs to line up all 53 Republicans to again the scaled-back $500 billion Republican measure that may:

— Present $105 billion to assist faculties reopen.

— Enact a defend towards lawsuits for companies and others transferring forward to reopen.

— Create a scaled-back $300-per-week supplemental jobless profit.

— Write off $10 billion in earlier debt on the U.S. Postal Service.

— Put aside $31 billion for a coronavirus vaccine, $16 billion for virus testing and $15 billion to assist youngster care suppliers reopen.

— Present $20 billion for farmers.

— Dedicate $258 billion for one more spherical of paycheck safety subsidies.

Democrats say the GOP invoice is much too small and leaves out vital priorities, together with a whole lot of billions of {dollars} for state and native governments, extra beneficiant jobless advantages, and assist for renters and owners, together with different provisions within the Home Democrats’ $3.5 trillion aid invoice that handed in Could.

He named no fewer than seven GOP senate seats that would flip in November, an unusually frank declaration of the damaging political local weather for Republicans with Trump on the prime of the ticket.

The often assured McConnell admitted to CNN that incumbent GOP senators in Iowa, Georgia and Montana are in hassle. That’s together with 4 GOP senators that are actually trailing Democratic challengers.

However even bringing the measure up may very well be a political minefield for the GOP. Some Republican hardliners oppose any main new stimulus package deal on precept. They might vote no and expose an unsightly inside rift of their ranks.