As you can see, in the video below of the 1988 Republican National Convention, Mitch McConnell's wife Elaine Chao is representing California. Mitch McConnell also has San Francisco, California ties. Personally don't have a problem with that, but I do have a problem with Senator Mitch McConnell calling out Ashley Judd and others for doing the same thing he and his wife have done. It's hypocritical! Mitch McConnell Representing Kentucky And Elaine Chao Representing California, at the 1988 Republican National Convention.