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McConnell readying for tough re-election fight (let's toss McConnell!)
Townhall.com ^

Posted on 03/04/2013 7:45:11 AM PST by cotton1706

Edited on 03/04/2013 9:14:20 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight next year in Kentucky.

He wants to prevent one, too.

McConnell is trying to head off a GOP primary challenge by cozying up to the tea party. He's also trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders actress Ashley Judd is one by providing a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics.


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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; mitch4amnesty; noamnesty; nomorerinos; primarymcconnell; primarymitch; primaryrinomitch; sayno2amnesty; sayno2rinos; tosstherino
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McConnell has been a piss-poor leader that has continually undermined and undercut conservatives in both the House and the Senate. The only way for the republicans to have new leadership in the senate is by defeating both McConnell and Cornyn. Because no republican will challenge them within the caucus. So they must be removed from office.
1 posted on 03/04/2013 7:45:19 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Yeah, right, so-called Conservatives.

Let's cut off our noses to spite our faces.

A$$holes!

2 posted on 03/04/2013 7:49:27 AM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: cotton1706
"let's toss McConnell!"

Let's be careful what we wish for.

3 posted on 03/04/2013 7:50:34 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cotton1706

Who did you have in mind idiot? You need someone who can win AND someone who will take him on. We have no s—t disturbers within our party. Ted Cruz ran for an OPEN seat. If Ms. Judd is the only one and I do believe she’s a Democrat. McConnel is old and ugly. She just needs to show some of her skin and he’s in for a fight.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 7:53:12 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: billorites

I want the leadership in the republian caucus in the senate changed. If McConnell would step down as leader and let someone else take over, then I would have no problem with him being re-elected. But since he won’t step down and no republican will stand up and challenge him, then he must be removed from office. I’m tired of him undermining conservatives at every turn.


5 posted on 03/04/2013 7:55:56 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Who is going up against him in the GOP Primary? Anyone? I would REALLY not like to see Ashley Judd get this seat. She is bats**t crazy.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 7:57:05 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

There’s a guy named Bevin who’s thinking of challenging McConnell. Kentucky is a republican state that two years ago elected Rand Paul. McConnell is not the only republican in the state that can win. He’s been there since 1984, he’s 71 and a terrible leader. We don’t just have to keep these people around because it’s an easy win when they intentionally undermine our cause.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 7:59:23 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

McConnel has one of the best lifetime conservative voting records in the Senate — over 90%, as rated by the american Conservative Union.


8 posted on 03/04/2013 8:00:36 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Here's an advance preview of McConnell's campaign slogan:

"Vote for Mitch, not the bitch!"

9 posted on 03/04/2013 8:03:05 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Rockingham

http://www.redstate.com/davidadamsinky/2013/02/27/mitch-mcconnells-voting-record-chickens-come-home/

http://www.redstate.com/2013/02/22/the-problem-with-the-afp-scorecard/

http://www.redstate.com/2013/02/22/the-american-conservative-unions-embarrassing-scorecard/

http://www.redstate.com/2012/04/20/mitch-mcconnell-does-it-again/

http://www.redstate.com/2012/02/29/the-senate-gops-strategy-to-lose/

http://www.redstate.com/2011/12/20/the-strategic-incompetence-of-mitch-mcconnell/

http://www.redstate.com/2011/12/14/we-need-more-fighters-in-congress/


10 posted on 03/04/2013 8:12:19 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Go back on your meds. Or back to DUh.
McConnell had a perfect 100 rating with the ACU in 2012, and has a lifetime rating of over 90.

Personally, I am more concerned with tossing rats than I am with tossing Republicans.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 8:14:23 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Rockingham

McConnell is a miserable failure as Senate minority leader. That is all we should care about. No credible opposition to the Democrats. None. No budget in 1,400 days and what has he done about it? Go along and get along. Regular insults from the kenyan and Reid. What has he done about it? Go along and get along.

All while the country burns. No thanks. Time for new leadership.


12 posted on 03/04/2013 8:16:34 AM PST by lodi90
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To: cotton1706
the DC insiders and the MSM all say the Tea Party movement is on its last breath if not already dead. If that is the case why would an insider DC elite RINO like McConnell cozy up to a dying movement? His last minute attempt to sound like he is ALL for the Tea Party is just typical insider DC RINO elite lying POS politician bull sh!t. McConnell has been in DC too long and it's time to dump the trash.
13 posted on 03/04/2013 8:19:29 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Lancey Howard

Nice try but I am not a DU troll. The leadership in the senate needs to be changed. McConnell’s ACU rating is a sham. Also keep in mind that senators hide behind the unanimous consents in the senate. They just let legislation pass that way and can never be held accountable. And McConnell never, ever stops Harry Reid’s unanimous consents. And when other senators like Johnson have done that, they’re taken to the woodshed. McConnell is a terrible leader and need to be removed. And since no other republican senator will do it, the people must. He’s not the only republican in Kentucky.

http://www.clubforgrowth.org/projects/scorecard/?year=2012&chamber=1&state=Any&party=Any&memberName=

http://www.redstate.com/davidadamsinky/2013/02/27/mitch-mcconnells-voting-record-chickens-come-home/

http://www.redstate.com/2013/02/22/the-american-conservative-unions-embarrassing-scorecard/


14 posted on 03/04/2013 8:25:36 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Is there a good conservative who could knock him off in the primary? Is he/she willing to run?


15 posted on 03/04/2013 8:39:22 AM PST by 0.E.O
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To: 0.E.O

I’ve seen that a guy named Bevin is thinking of running. I don’t live in Kentucky so I don’t know much more than that. But Kentucky is a solid repulican state that just elected Rand Paul. I would think any competent republican could win the general election.


16 posted on 03/04/2013 8:45:43 AM PST by cotton1706
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"Lets toss McConnell"

I am no fan of McConnell, but I am even less of a fan of Ashley Judd. I don't think any other Republican has indicated a desire to run for the seat.

Right now Planned Parenthood is running negative ads against McConnell. I thought if you received taxpayer funds you couldn't do that.

17 posted on 03/04/2013 8:53:48 AM PST by anoldafvet
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“Right now Planned Parenthood is running negative ads against McConnell. I thought if you received taxpayer funds you couldn’t do that.”

Well, whether they can legally or not, McConnell has done absolutely nothing to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funds, so he’s feeling the heat of his own inaction.


18 posted on 03/04/2013 9:00:21 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
He's also trying to scare off potential Democratic contenders — actress Ashley Judd is one — by providing a glimpse of his no-holds-barred political tactics.

Oh, yeah, THAT'LL go over well! I can already hear the daily butt whooping he'll be taking from the media about "picking on the girl".


19 posted on 03/04/2013 9:00:53 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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no-holds-barred political tactics
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Does he only use them against Republicans, like Mitt Romney did?

Where are these no holds barred tactics when he and the midget Senate Majority speak.

I havent seen any no holds barred tactics in the Senate. Mostly hail hearty fellow lets go have a drink in the Senate bar.


20 posted on 03/04/2013 9:11:07 AM PST by Venturer
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