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Republican Senate Candidate Matt Bevin Wins Boone County GOP Straw Poll Over Mitch McConnell
WFPL ^ | 11/22/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY

Posted on 11/23/2013 1:54:02 PM PST by jimbo123

Kentucky U.S Senate candidate Matt Bevin beat incumbent Mitch McConnell in a straw poll conducted by the Boone County Republican Party.

The unscientific survey was held at the group's gala on Thursday which featured libertarian speaker Judge Andrew Napolitano among others. Of the approximately 425 people who participated, Bevin won 85 percent compared to just 13 percent favoring McConnell.

Boone County GOP Chairman Rick Brueggermann says it is unclear if any solid prediction can be drawn from the results ahead of the May primary next year, but that members were eager to participate.

"It's not random sampling, but it is sampling of those who wanted to come to the event. We had a full house so there was a lot of excitement. As far as predictions, I don’t know how indicative it will be of future results," he says. "But certainly it was a surprising result that it was that weighted."

(Excerpt) Read more at wfpl.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: bevin; boonecounty; ditchmitch; mitchmcconnell; primarymitch

1 posted on 11/23/2013 1:54:02 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s not like Mitch wasn’t “coached”, as an employee of the people?! He just felt that the people didn’t matter. How many “coaching” sessions by the people need before their Washington faux armor wears off?


2 posted on 11/23/2013 2:00:35 PM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

God Bless America!


3 posted on 11/23/2013 2:01:39 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the AmeriHealth BenefitsOn this pacan Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: jimbo123

That should give the gobbler something to ponder over this Thanksgiving.


4 posted on 11/23/2013 2:01:53 PM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: jimbo123

Not good.Now republicans will want to join democrats in their push for a reason to supend elections.


5 posted on 11/23/2013 2:02:17 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: jimbo123

Just don’t make the mistake we did in Indiana and have a Tea Party guy who is unable to take the MSM assault in the Nov election.
Every Senate seat is important, and guaranteed the MSM will be attacking hard in each one.


6 posted on 11/23/2013 2:05:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: jimbo123
Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY
7 posted on 11/23/2013 2:10:00 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: jimbo123

Excellent. Taking back America from the treasonous democrat fascists and the seditious RINOs county by county works. Get out and vote in your county rows, schoolboards and village councils. Throw all these scum out.


8 posted on 11/23/2013 2:15:43 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: jimbo123

Wouldn’t read too much into it. Boone county is “Bunning Country” and the party faithful there have long memories (and long held grudges against McConnell).


9 posted on 11/23/2013 2:20:17 PM PST by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: jimbo123

Hey Mitch! Dick Lugar called and said he’s looking for a roommate.


10 posted on 11/23/2013 2:26:00 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: PhiloBedo
Yeah that Lugar deal really worked great.


11 posted on 11/23/2013 2:28:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: jimbo123

If he had a shred of honor, McConnell would announce soon that he will not run for re-election. After all, 36 years of accomplishing nothing in the Senate should qualify him for the platinum retirement plan that only fossils in D. C. receive from their brow-beaten taxpayers at home.


12 posted on 11/23/2013 2:37:59 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: nascarnation

At least with with Donnelly we have a Democrat who will eventually take the heat for al the failed RAT policies, instead of a Republican, voting like a RAT and taking political cover and pretending to be a conservative.


13 posted on 11/23/2013 2:38:17 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: nascarnation

The response to the evil media when they ask a conservative candidate about abortion and contraception should be that ObamaCare makes the taxpayers pay for those procedures, many against their will. So we don’t have freedom of choice in the matter. And suggest they ask the Democrat running whether he/she thinks it is right to disrespect the religious voters in their state who have moral objections to paying for killing babies. A strong offense is the best defense in these “gotcha” moments.


14 posted on 11/23/2013 2:43:49 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: jimbo123

BTTT


15 posted on 11/23/2013 2:49:41 PM PST by SharpRightTurn
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To: jimbo123

Don’t nobody tell Mitch about Bevin. Mitch just might run over yonder and punch some Tea Party Bully in the nose!


16 posted on 11/23/2013 2:51:43 PM PST by lee martell
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To: jimbo123

I hope this minion of arrogance, privilege and conceit goes down to the defeat he has so justly earned and I hope he takes as many of his RINO compatriots as possible with him.


17 posted on 11/23/2013 2:54:44 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: RS_Rider
"the gobbler"
this goose turkey is cooked? ;-)

18 posted on 11/23/2013 3:24:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi 8-)
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To: ZULU

That would be perfect..GOP wins the Senate, and McConnell loses the primary...and won’t get to move into the majority leader’s suite...that’ll hurt..


19 posted on 11/23/2013 3:25:25 PM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: ken5050

If we win the senate and he stays in power with his McCain/Lindsey Axis of Evil to back him up, we win nothing - NADA.


20 posted on 11/23/2013 3:27:48 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: jimbo123

But McConnell is such a nice guy. He wants to be kind to Democrats, and reinstate the super majority rule as soon as Republicans regain the Senate. What a peach he is!


21 posted on 11/23/2013 3:47:21 PM PST by pallis
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To: jimbo123

That 13 percent is “in charge” in Boone County, one can surmise.


22 posted on 11/23/2013 3:49:26 PM PST by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs are flirting with Christie, but it's Jebbie's turn!" to LOSE!)
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To: Theodore R.

Boone County Kentucky is suburban Cincinnati, about 100,000 people. Not a make or break place.


23 posted on 11/23/2013 3:57:59 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto
100,000 is a pretty big county, in KY. Per the article:

Boone County is a vital part of any GOP turnout and has the fourth highest number of registered Republican voters the state.

McConnell was pounding Bevin pretty hard, in his ads, for a while. (I'm in W. KY a good part of the time.) Haven't seen many ads either way, recently. I wish KY could find a better candidate than Bevin. He's good on most issues, but he has some other vulnerabilities. If I was voting there, my decision might turn on whether or not I thought the US Senate was going to be "close" in 2014, and "can Bevin win the general?" Losing that seat could be disastrous.

24 posted on 11/23/2013 4:48:43 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.

It might be even bigger from the money angle.


25 posted on 11/23/2013 4:51:14 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Paine in the Neck

Just make sure he is vetted first and foremost.


26 posted on 11/23/2013 5:56:40 PM PST by papageo
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To: txrefugee

“If he had a shred of honor, McConnell would announce soon that he will not run for re-election.”

Ditto for Thad Cochran from MS


27 posted on 11/23/2013 8:24:05 PM PST by vette6387
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To: chicagolady
God Bless America!

One of these days, the "indications" will be matched at the polls.

Then I'll consider a bit of praise for the selfish, greedy, I-got-mine-so F-U... voters that make up America.

28 posted on 11/24/2013 3:36:38 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: papageo
Just make sure he is vetted first and foremost.

McConnell's going at him with a flamethrower so I think we'll know as much about Bevin as can be known.

29 posted on 11/24/2013 5:30:32 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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