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McConnell challenger nabs big endorsement (DeMint's Revenge!)
thehill.com ^ | 10/18/13 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 10/18/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by cotton1706

Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) primary challenger got a boost Friday with the endorsement of a prominent national conservative group, the Senate Conservatives Fund.

The endorsement of Matt Bevin comes just days after the fund blasted McConnell for his role in working toward a deal to end the government shutdown, charging in an email to supporters Tuesday that he was "leading the surrender" of the GOP.

In the endorsement, Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) Executive Director Matt Hoskins conceded that Bevin has an uphill climb in unseating McConnell, but said the group is "confident" he can win.

"Matt Bevin is a true conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. He is not afraid to stand up to the establishment and he will do what it takes to stop Obamacare," Hoskins said.

He added: "We know that winning this primary won't be easy. Mitch McConnell has the support of the entire Washington establishment and he will do anything to hold on to power. But if people in Kentucky and all across the country rise up and demand something better, we're confident Matt Bevin can win this race."

Bevin has significantly lagged McConnell in every poll of the race, and brought in only $222,000 in outside donations this past quarter, compared to $2.27 million for McConnell during the same period.

Bevin contributed $600,000 of his own money to his campaign.

McConnell has dismissed SCF in the past as a self-serving group out to make a profit, and his campaign continued that line of attack after it made its endorsement of Bevin.

"Matt Bevin now has the dubious honor of standing with a self-serving DC fundraising group that made its name by recruiting and promoting unelectable candidates that ensured Barack Obama a majority in the Senate," said Allison Moore, McConnell spokeswoman. "[SCF] clearly cares less about Kentuckians than they do about their reputation for supporting laughably bad candidates. Now they can add a New England bailout recipient who claims he went to MIT to their roster of notable failures."

But the SCF endorsement is likely to help his fundraising this next quarter and raise his profile both in Kentucky and nationwide.

The fund did not indicate the level of engagement it's planning for the campaign, but it spent nearly $16 million on races last cycle, and has previously backed insurgent candidates that are now heavy-hitters in Washington, including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

McConnell has long faced the ire of conservatives, who are unhappy with his votes for the Wall Street bailout and to raise the debt ceiling, as well as what they believe is an insufficient effort to dismantle ObamaCare.

The shutdown put the senator in a tough spot over the past few weeks, as he risked playing into conservative attacks by taking a leadership role in brokering a deal to end the shutdown — which conservatives felt should have been sustained until they successfully dismantled ObamaCare.

Ultimately, McConnell emerged as a crucial player in negotiations and has defended his role in brokering a deal.

“This is the fourth time that I’ve stepped up to prevent catastrophic occurrence in our country,” McConnell told The Hill.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: elections; kentucky; kentuckykickback; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell
McConnell is a scheming scumbag and will be removed from office one way or the other. Either Bevin will beat him in the primary, or Grimes will beat him in November...because McConnell barely won in 2008. His support has only gone down and because in an election between McConnell and Grimes, to conservatives McConnell will NOT be "the lesser of two evils."
1 posted on 10/18/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

McCornhole just made himself ground zero. The turd-le should resign.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 10:17:12 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

Sarah Palin will be next for fundraising and GOTV efforts to primary McConnell. Expect Heritage Action to do the same.

Note that Tokyo Rove is working for McConnell.


3 posted on 10/18/2013 10:19:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: cotton1706
"... McConnell will NOT be "the lesser of two evils."

FREEPERS!!!!

McConnell is NOT EVEN the EQUIVALENT of two evils!

He is worse than a RAT, because he is SCHEMING inside OUR CAMP in cahoots with the enemy in the name of "Conservatives"!!!!!!

4 posted on 10/18/2013 10:21:28 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: cotton1706

Send Collaborator McConnell to retirement Bevin!


5 posted on 10/18/2013 10:22:12 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cotton1706

Ask yourselves if any of these past/present RAT Senate leaders.....

George Mitchel
Tom Daschell
Harry Reid

Would have ‘negotiated’ a deal with Republicans when they were in the Minority party.


6 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:39 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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7 posted on 10/18/2013 10:25:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LibFreeUSA

He is the reason that Parry Murray is the ranking Senator from the State of Washington. He helped her win over Linda Smith, a true conservative 20 years ago.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 10:27:33 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: cotton1706
"Matt Bevin now has the dubious honor of standing with a self-serving DC fundraising
group that made its name by recruiting and promoting unelectable candidates that
ensured Barack Obama a majority in the Senate," said Allison Moore, McConnell spokeswoman
interesting point; How does it differ from what's happening now?...
Me thinks
; she'll need to "update her resume' sooner than later"

9 posted on 10/18/2013 10:29:04 AM 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: cotton1706

McConnell’s Top Donors 2014 Cycle

orgname totals
Kindred Healthcare $84,800.00
Citigroup Inc $84,100.00
JPMorgan Chase & Co $83,000.00
Goldman Sachs $80,500.00
Capital One Financial $74,500.00
Humana Inc $65,550.00
AT&T Inc $62,750.00
Altria Group $60,308.00
Comcast Corp $57,200.00
NorPAC $56,250.00
Blue Cross/Blue Shield $55,750.00
Verizon Communications $53,500.00
Microsoft Corp $53,300.00
Berkshire Hathaway $52,000.00
Bank of New York Mellon $51,950.00
Southern Co $51,750.00
New York Life Insurance $51,475.00
General Electric $50,000.00
Exxon Mobil $48,900.00
Blackstone Group $48,700.00
Ernst & Young $48,500.00
CSX Corp $47,000.00
American Bankers Assn $45,750.00
Delta Air Lines $45,700.00
WPP Group $45,550.00
Cablevision Systems $45,000.00
Home Depot $43,500.00
American Express $43,050.00
Capital Group Companies $42,500.00
Aetna Inc $42,450.00
Koch Industries $42,000.00
American Financial Group $40,000.00
Amgen Inc $37,200.00
Brown-Forman Corp $37,200.00
Time Warner Cable $35,525.00
Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock $35,450.00
Marathon Oil $35,100.00
Raytheon Co $35,000.00
King Street Capital Management $34,999.00
Fresenius Medical Care $34,000.00
Darden Restaurants $33,000.00
Community Health Systems $32,500.00
Fedex Corp $31,700.00
Google Inc $30,300.00
Citadel LLC $30,000.00
DIRECTV Group $30,000.00
DaVita HealthCare Partners $28,500.00
Assn for Advanced Life Underwriting $28,000.00
KKR & Co $28,000.00
HealthSouth Corp $27,500.00
Akin, Gump et al $27,100.00
National Amusements Inc $27,000.00
Norfolk Southern $27,000.00
National Assn of Realtors $25,000.00
Leon Medical Centers $25,000.00
Blank Rome LLP $25,000.00
Associated Builders & Contractors $25,000.00
Bridger Capital Management $25,000.00
Peabody Energy $24,000.00
Churchill Downs $23,900.00
Chevron Corp $23,500.00
Pharmaceutical Rsrch & Mfrs of America $23,000.00
National Restaurant Assn $22,500.00
Moore Capital Management $22,500.00
Merck & Co $22,500.00
First Urology Psc $22,500.00
Castle Harlan Inc $22,375.00
AFLAC Inc $22,000.00
Interpublic Group $21,761.00
Mastercard Inc $21,500.00
American Health Care Assn $21,250.00
Insight Communications $21,000.00
FMR Corp $20,500.00
Genesis Healthcare $20,500.00
Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $20,000.00
National Cable & Telecommunications Assn $20,000.00
National Assn of Real Estate Investment Trusts $20,000.00
National Assn of Home Builders $20,000.00
National Thoroughbred Racing Assn $20,000.00
Abbott Laboratories $20,000.00
American Seniors Housing Assn $20,000.00
Concho Resources $20,000.00
Devon Energy $20,000.00
USAA $20,000.00
Lightyear Capital $19,975.00
CC Media Holdings $19,750.00
Atlas Credit $19,400.00
American Hospital Assn $19,250.00
Nickles Group $19,200.00
Fidelity Investments $19,000.00
Marriott International $18,500.00
Select Medical Holdings $18,400.00
AmerisourceBergen Corp $18,000.00
American Trucking Assns $17,500.00
Chicago Mercantile Exchange $17,500.00
Managed Funds Assn $17,500.00
National Assn of Broadcasters $17,500.00
National Auto Dealers Assn $17,500.00
Independent Community Bankers of America $17,500.00
International Council of Shopping Cntrs $17,500.00
Hess Corp $17,500.00
GlaxoSmithKline $17,500.00


10 posted on 10/18/2013 10:29:42 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: musicman
B T T T ! ! ! ©
PREFECT ©

11 posted on 10/18/2013 10:30:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cotton1706

Senate

Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN

Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC

Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS

House

J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8

Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker.



PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn

12 posted on 10/18/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: cotton1706

Expenditures
Senator Mitch McConnell, 2013 - 2014

op Vendors/Recipients
Vendor/Recipient Total No. of Payments
Mentzer Media Services $338,532 4
Harris Media $302,655 3
Lukens Co $119,749 7
Forcht Bank Visa $108,761 31
McCarthy Hennings Media $94,051 1
Jrb Consulting $81,600 8
Pinnacle List $72,101 5
Crowdverb $70,000 2
Sequeira, Laura $45,418 8
FLS Connect $45,379 2
Southwest Publishing & Mailing $43,989 3
Hyllus Corp $35,207 3
Engage Llc $33,964 5
Republic Bank & Trust $33,500 27
National Republican Senatorial Cmte $32,400 1
Huckaby Davis Lisker $29,469 3
Voter/Consumer Research $24,500 1
Mailhaus $23,579 4
Small, Leslie $22,013 14
Wilbur, Iris $15,872 7


13 posted on 10/18/2013 10:33:02 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Thus this rise in net worth from $7.8 million in 2007 to $19.9M in 2009 (and $27.2M in 2010) is nothing short of spectacular.* In 2010, McConnell was the 10th wealthiest U.S. Senator, moving from 41st in 2004.

Never held a private sector job and his net worth is presently almost 40 million. No wonder he goes along to get along


14 posted on 10/18/2013 10:35:05 AM PDT by usual suspect
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To: jimbo123
McConnell’s Top Donors 2014 Cycle
wondering...How many of them are ACTUALLY based in KY...
Kindred Healthcare $84,800.00..
GlaxoSmithKline $17,500.00

these "DONORS" are his enablers

15 posted on 10/18/2013 10:36:16 AM 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: cotton1706

‘”Matt Bevin now has the dubious honor of standing with a self-serving DC fundraising group that made its name by recruiting and promoting unelectable candidates that ensured Barack Obama a majority in the Senate,” said Allison Moore, McConnell spokeswoman’

Ubenlievable! A direct attack on Jim DeMint AND conservatives.

Kentucky, remove this stain!


16 posted on 10/18/2013 10:37:17 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
MUCH should be made of him accepting a $2 BILLION BRIBE for Kentucky with his recent 'McConnell/Reid' gov't shutdown deal.
17 posted on 10/18/2013 10:40:21 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: skinkinthegrass

No surprise that McConnell didn’t want to defund his ObamaCare Insurance Company donors. He took tons of money from them.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 10:41:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: skinkinthegrass

No surprise that McConnell didn’t want to defund his ObamaCare Insurance Company donors. He took tons of money from them.


19 posted on 10/18/2013 10:41:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Paine in the Neck

Great idea re: Louie.


20 posted on 10/18/2013 10:49:26 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Paine in the Neck

Just curious if you include Liz Cheney against Mike Enzi? I honestly do not know what is going on in this race....


21 posted on 10/18/2013 10:50:19 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: cotton1706

“This is the fourth time that I’ve stepped up to prevent catastrophic occurrence in our country,” McConnell told The Hill.

The only way McConnell can do that is to resign as Minority Leader in the Senate, declare he is not seeking reelection, and to campaign for Matt Bevins.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 10:50:46 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: jimbo123
No surprise that McConnell didn’t want to defund
his ObamaCare Insurance Company donors.
nope...not @ all...
nope...not @ all

23 posted on 10/18/2013 10:52:07 AM 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: 11th Commandment
Just curious if you include Liz Cheney against Mike Enzi? I honestly do not know what is going on in this race....

I am agnostic on that one. Neither candidate suits me personally nor do I think either would be a disaster so I'll let the good people of Wyoming sort it out.

24 posted on 10/18/2013 10:52:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: SharpRightTurn

“This is the fourth time that I’ve stepped up to prevent catastrophic occurrence in our country,” McConnell told The Hill.”

Ooh! Ooh! Look at me!! Look at all I’ve done for the country!! Re-elect me!!

Nice try, Mitch, but by whipping votes against Cruz, you demonstrated whose side you’re on!


25 posted on 10/18/2013 10:54:54 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Paine in the Neck
Senate Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS House J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8 Also, press your Representative to NOT support Boehner for Speaker. PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn

Is there a similar list of challengers to the RINOs in the house that wouldnt stand with conservatives on the shutdown?
26 posted on 10/18/2013 1:03:37 PM PDT by toddly
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