Skip to comments.What do Freepers think of Matt Bevin?
Posted on 09/28/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by goodtomato
I was wondering what the word on the street is concerning Matt Bevin. He is running for US Senate in KY
That is his best feature.
Where have you been? Freepers have been backing this dark horse for a month. He got the endorsement of the Madison Project, and various Tea Party groups.
A) Mitch is a RINO who screwed us on cloture over Obamacare
B) Mitch is currently polling behind a vomit-worthy leftist and we cant afford to lose the seat
C) Bevin will be part of the Cruz caucus
Mitch must go!
Matt Bevin could be in favor of legalizing pot, cooking puppies, mandatory public nudity, instituting a tax on punctuation, and I’d still think he’s a fine choice as compared to the kentucky doughboy.
If Schumer was running against McConnell I would vote for Schumer.
Does that help?
Don’t know, but if he’s running to unseat little B!tch McConnell, then he’s good to go
Do you have a link for people to send him money or volunteer?
I donated to his campaign a month or so ago. He’ll beat McConnell if we get behind him and support his candidacy. McConnell must go!
The only solution to removing the Mitch McConnell problem in Kentucky.
The McConnell problem is not in Kentucky. It’s in DC. When he is defeated, he will move (or I should say, change permanent residence) to Fairfax and set up shop as a lobbyist who tries to talk Republicans into spending for his clients.
Oh, I know. He’s merely a symptom of a much larger problem. I do expect him to easily segue into lobbying where he will make a mint.
I think Matt Bevin would be a true conservative senator. Two things I like about Bevin: he’s not a lawyer and he’s not Mitch McConnell. The democrat running for the senate is Alison Lundergan Grimes. She’s a huge 0bama supporter. Nuff said. Bevin, like Rand Paul in 2010, will not get any support from the GOPe, but I think he’ll knock off McConnell in the primary and then Grimes with the aid of the tea party.
In May, Matt Bevin polled at 9% against McConnell according to internals.
In August, McConnell released internals showing Matt Bevin at 21% to Mitch’s 68%
That outperforms Rubio against Crist at this point in 2009, and Cruz against Dewhurst at this point in 2011.
Also consider that Bevin’s name ID is minimal, whereas McConnell is the Senate Minority leader.
Mitch is defeatable, whether he wants to admit it or not.
We can do this. Linda, Mitch, Lamar, Cornyn.
He has nine children. That would automatically make him family-friendly.
If elected to the U.S. Senate, Matt will not serve more than two terms.
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2014 U.S. SENATE | KENTUCKY<> U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Senate Republican Leader, is running for re-election. Unfortunately, he has a liberal record and refuses to fight for conservative principles.
McConnell voted to fund Obamacare this year, worked against Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) to let the Democrats fund Obamacare next year, and said parts of Obamacare are "okay"
McConnell worked with Vice President Biden to write the fiscal cliff tax deal that resulted in higher taxes for 80% of American families
McConnell voted for billions of dollars in wasteful earmark spending, including Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere"
McConnell voted to bail out Wall Street banks and said it was one of the Senate's "finest moments"
McConnell voted to increase the national debt limit at least 9 times. Since he's been in Washington, the national debt has increased from about $1 trillion to more than $16 trillion dollars
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If Republicans in the Bluegrass State nominate McConnell again, the Democrats could take this seat and make it harder for Republicans to win a majority. This is why Democrats hope McConnell is the Republican nominee.
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MEET MATT BEVIN
Matt Bevin grew up in a rural, working class family, where he and his five brothers and sisters worked to help the family make ends meet.
Bevin earned a ROTC scholarship and worked year-round to pay for his college education. After college, he entered the military full time, rising to the rank of Army captain.
After military service, Bevin founded and invested in many successful companies ranging from manufacturing to money management.
Bevin is 46 years old, and has been married for seventeen years. He and his wife Glenna have nine children, ages 3-14, four of whom are adopted.
Matt Bevin is a constitutional conservative who believes that Americas greatest traditions are seriously threatened today by irresponsible Washington politicians who are bankrupting our country.
Bevin not only supports all of our top conservative policy goals, he has demonstrated the courage to stand up to one the most powerful politicians in the country even in the face of personal attacks.
And if Bevin wins the nomination, he has a better chance of defeating the Democrat next November. Independent voters don't like McConnell and they're looking for new leadership.
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Because we can't win this race without YOU. If people like you aren't willing to take a stand, then Matt Bevin will lose.
Mitch McConnell already has a lot of money to spend on this race and he has the full support of the Washington establishment. He also smears his opponents and uses intimidation to silence his critics.
It will take a tidal wave of fearless grassroots activism to win the race.
We have won David vs. Goliath races like this before, but this one will test the resolve of the grassroots like none other.
Please tell us if you're willing to storm the castle.
If you're with us, we will stand up to McConnell and do everything we can to win this critical election.
Thank you for supporting the principles of freedom that make America.
Love to see this support coming from Senate Conservatives.
Now, if only a strong, conservative candidate will run against traitor Cornyn in Texas.
Thanks Jane Long!
;-) Good Matt Bevin info!
Thanks for the ping, but I am in TN
I kind of disagree that McConnell is a RINO, being that he is up for reelection. While my RINO Senator who is safe until 2018 voted also with the rats
I had no idea SConsevatives had this up. I filled it out. Thanks for posting. If SConservatives endorse Matt, then Mitch is toast.
I encourage every Freeper to go and take the survey.
Mark Levin likes him
McConnel is running negative radio spot against Blevin in N. Ky. Don’t know if this is slime or what. I hear it from time to time on talk radio, I think McConnel is scared,
That new “name” for McConnell makes me laugh every time I see it. As prim and proper as he appears, I’ll be he never expected to make anybody mad enough to call him that. LOL.
thats how I feel about him....
In most of his photos he looks like a tree frog or a bush baby, can’t decide which
Well his his website is well done. He’s the only serious challenger to McConnell in the primary. I see no reason why he couldn’t beat Grimey Grimes in the general election.
So I back his efforts. That dumb little skunk Rand had already endorsed McConnell. That’s a big failure on his part.
I hope the Club for Growth gets behind him.
Club for Growth likely will. SCF has scorched McConnell in a resent posting as a ‘turncoat’. If they endorse Bevin, its over.
bfl - I need to send that to my MIL. I got the in-laws to vote for Rand. Unseating McConnell will be a tougher sell, but that should make it easier.
Long time no chat, upchuck! I would say that 90 - 95 % of my personal contacts here in Kentucky are backing Bevin. It’s good to see that people are all now aware of what I have been warning them about McConnell for years.
I think that Matt Bevin woudl be a good Senator. His electability is unknown to me, but Obama is highly unpopular there (as well as southern Indiana). Mitch McConnell may have overstayed his welcome. He is a shrewd tactician in the Senate.
I’m not really on anyone’s side in this primary.
McConnell is the most likely to lose a senate seat for us. He’s deeply unpopular, and is polling behind the challenger
Bevin is the safer bet, and he’d be better