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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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell
Did some research and liked his background. Wanted to know what Freepers thought!
1 posted on 09/28/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by goodtomato
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To: goodtomato
He's not Mitch McConnell.

That is his best feature.

2 posted on 09/28/2013 6:18:03 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; perfect_rovian_storm; ...

Opinions?


3 posted on 09/28/2013 6:18:23 PM PDT by randita
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To: goodtomato

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!


4 posted on 09/28/2013 6:21:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: goodtomato

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.


5 posted on 09/28/2013 6:22:08 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: randita

If Schumer was running against McConnell I would vote for Schumer.

Does that help?


6 posted on 09/28/2013 6:22:17 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: goodtomato

Don’t know, but if he’s running to unseat little B!tch McConnell, then he’s good to go


7 posted on 09/28/2013 6:22:30 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: goodtomato

Do you have a link for people to send him money or volunteer?


8 posted on 09/28/2013 6:22:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: goodtomato

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!


9 posted on 09/28/2013 6:25:38 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (This nation is teats up.)
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To: goodtomato

The only solution to removing the Mitch McConnell problem in Kentucky.


10 posted on 09/28/2013 6:26:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

https://mattbevin.com/


11 posted on 09/28/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viennacon
Did a Free Republic search and found some comments he made about Syria. Not much more. I know a broken clock would be much better than _itch!
12 posted on 09/28/2013 6:28:38 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks FM


13 posted on 09/28/2013 6:31:46 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

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.


14 posted on 09/28/2013 6:36:24 PM PDT by Defiant (A rainbow curtain has descended upon the west, from Munich to San Francisco.)
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To: Defiant

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.


15 posted on 09/28/2013 6:43:14 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: goodtomato

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.


16 posted on 09/28/2013 6:45:59 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet
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To: goodtomato

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.


17 posted on 09/28/2013 6:47:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: lakecumberlandvet

He has nine children. That would automatically make him family-friendly.


18 posted on 09/28/2013 6:49:37 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: goodtomato
Nice logo:

Term limits:

This issue alone would be enough to get my vote, were I a Kentuckian.
19 posted on 09/28/2013 6:56:34 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: M. Thatcher
Two posts in captured my thoughts.

Well done.

20 posted on 09/28/2013 7:09:06 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: goodtomato
FReepers, FYI....from Senate Conservatives....

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Poll: Should Mitch McConnell be replaced?

Fellow Conservatives:

We need your immediate feedback on the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. The outcome of this election will impact the lives of all Americans.

Please read this memo and then vote in our membership poll below.

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

McConnell voted against term limits and to raise his own pay McConnell did nothing to fight the amnesty bill that passed earlier this year and he voted to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants back in 1986, which helped create the problem we have today

POLL: Do you approve of Mitch McConnell's record?

MITCH McCONNELL IS UNPOPULAR

After 28 years in office, voters in Kentucky are not enthusiastic about re-electing Mitch McConnell.

McConnell already trails his Democratic opponent in recent polls and Cook Political Report rates Kentucky as a "Toss Up" despite the fact that it's a solid Republican state that even Mitt Romney won by 23 points.

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.

So here's what we know:

Mitch McConnell has a liberal record, he has failed conservatives, and he could cost Republicans a critical U.S. Senate seat.

The question for conservatives is this: What are we going to do about it?

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 America’s 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.

POLL: Should Senate Conservatives Fund endorse Matt Bevin?

MEMBERSHIP POLL

If Kentucky Republicans nominate Matt Bevin, it will be a win-win. They will not only dramatically improve their representation in Washington, they will also prevent the Democrats from taking this critical Senate seat.

Bevin's nomination would also be a game-changer for all freedom-loving Americans. Nothing would do more to change Washington in 2014 than replacing Mitch McConnell -- the leader of the Republican establishment -- with Matt Bevin -- a principled, conservative fighter.

And what a change it would be. Matt Bevin is the most exciting candidate we have seen this year. He's principled, charismatic, and fearless. If he's elected, he will turn Washington up on its head.

So why are we asking for your feedback?

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.

21 posted on 09/28/2013 7:10:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Thanks Jane Long!


22 posted on 09/28/2013 7:20:37 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: goodtomato

;-) Good Matt Bevin info!


23 posted on 09/28/2013 7:33:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: randita

Thanks for the ping, but I am in TN


24 posted on 09/28/2013 7:36:08 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Viennacon

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


25 posted on 09/28/2013 7:44:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Jane Long

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.

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/2266/scf-membership-poll-kentucky-senate-race


26 posted on 09/28/2013 7:57:04 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: goodtomato

Mark Levin likes him


27 posted on 09/28/2013 8:37:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: goodtomato

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,


28 posted on 09/28/2013 8:53:57 PM PDT by wouldilie
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To: Farnsworth

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.
Retire-Dorothy!


29 posted on 09/28/2013 9:07:26 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

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


30 posted on 09/28/2013 9:15:24 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: randita; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; Viennacon; goodtomato

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.


31 posted on 09/28/2013 9:29:31 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

Club for Growth likely will. SCF has scorched McConnell in a resent posting as a ‘turncoat’. If they endorse Bevin, its over.


32 posted on 09/28/2013 9:30:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: goodtomato

Go Bevin!


33 posted on 09/28/2013 9:37:42 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Jane Long; cotton1706

Retire these GOP/e B@$@$T$; don't show them
any respect for their previous actions..deeds.
Support Matt Blevins, Defeat (Sen.)ior *itch "Mumbles" McConnell.
(District of Criminals-GOP/E$tabli$hment)
Support Eric Gurr, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC!* Boehmer.
(District of Criminals-GOP/E$tabli$hment)

34 posted on 09/28/2013 9:49:52 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: wouldilie
I think McConnel is scared
He should be...
He's been 0'ButCrack's Prison *itch
for years..Boemher, too.

35 posted on 09/28/2013 9:56:33 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Jane Long

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.


36 posted on 09/29/2013 3:09:19 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: upchuck

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.


37 posted on 09/29/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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To: randita; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; perfect_rovian_storm; JohnnyZ; ...

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.


38 posted on 10/03/2013 3:26:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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


39 posted on 10/03/2013 3:34:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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