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GOP civil war: Tea Party group announces spending nearly $1 million to oust Mitch McConnell
Salon.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Elias Isquith

Posted on 01/03/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by cotton1706

The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), an influential Tea Party activist organization run by a former aide to ex-senator and current Heritage Foundation head Jim DeMint, announced on Friday that it had already spent nearly $1 million in support of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s GOP primary opponent, Matt Bevin.

SCF reported that it spent $535,000 on promotional material for Bevin’s campaign and directly gave Bevin another $450,000 more. McConnell, however, is reported to have somewhere around $10 million in his campaign war chest, money he’ll need not only to fend off Bevin but to also best his likely Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes. The latest polling shows Grimes and McConnell to be essentially tied.

More from Politico:

[SCF] spent more than $2 million donating to or promoting five candidates last year, three of whom are challenging incumbent Republican senators. SCF’s second-largest investment went to Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who received about $516,000 in favor of his challenge to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

SCF spent about $600,000 combined on the candidacies of three other Republicans: Rob Maness in Louisiana, Ben Sasse in Nebraska and Milton Wolf in Kansas, a distant cousin of President Barack Obama who is taking on incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas).

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
This story's apparently everywhere.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 12:42:19 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

The tea party is everywhere.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 12:46:37 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: cotton1706

What’s to stop these backstabbing anti-conservative traitors from pulling a Murkowski and running as third party candidates? Their otta’ be a law that if they lose in a primary they’re through for that election.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 12:46:39 PM PST by grania
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To: cotton1706

May every dollar strike like ten poison arrows into the hearts of those RINOS’ campaigns.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 12:46:43 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

I’m liking this SCF. Enough of these mealy mouthed harmful politicians that play their constituents for fools.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 12:47:57 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: Mozilla

No way Mozilla,
Haven’t you heard,
The Tea Party and AlQueda are both dead!!!

And I’m real tall dark and handsome, or something.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 12:51:54 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cotton1706

!


7 posted on 01/03/2014 12:54:15 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell should be flushed out of office like the kind of offal he is - right down the drain. Gald they are going after him. Hope they target Boehner and Linda Graham too.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 12:56:00 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Joe Boucher

The MSM talk of the tea party having died were all premature.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 1:04:57 PM PST by Mozilla
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Vote out the RINOs in 2014!!!


10 posted on 01/03/2014 1:05:31 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Mozilla
The MSM telling us for years the Tea Party was dead...... hmmmm gee, golly this coordinated with the IRS targeting Tea Party and conservatives.

nawwwwww that's just a coincidence.

Let's do this!

11 posted on 01/03/2014 1:15:33 PM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: cotton1706

Kentucky is not a huge TV market state. The population is largely rural, and the foot soldiers that Bevin can raise should outdo McConnell’s war chest if he can get to critical mass. I have seen big money in small states backfire, as it did in CT for Linda McMahon in CT in the general.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 1:42:07 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: grania

KY has a sore-loser law that would exclude McC, but most politicians in KY have endorsed McC, haven’t they, and KY people usually do as they are told.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 1:45:02 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: cotton1706

No matter what, Cornball, “R”-TX, is safe.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 1:46:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

It’s not technically rural, but small town. KY people make low wages as a whole and do as they are told.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 1:47:09 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: ZULU

Someone needs to do the research to find what it is that attracts KY people to McC; ditto for AZ and the other McC.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 1:48:02 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: ZULU

ann coulter was on the NOT Hannity show today and she was begging for Conservatives to fall into line and stop all these “foolish primary challenges” and get behind mitch and company... and she even said, “mitch mcconnell... the best minority leader the republican party has had in my lifetime”. Oh yeah... she went there. These times really make the progressive republicans give themselves up. ann has finally come out of the closet... she is a party hack rino (I already knew years ago).


17 posted on 01/03/2014 3:30:37 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: ZULU
McConnell should be flushed out of office like the kind of offal he is - right down the drain.

"Offal". I love that wonderful English word. Its very sound gives it double meaning.

One well-suited to the topic, of course.

18 posted on 01/03/2014 3:59:02 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Ann Coulter is a very well spoken, intelligent, well-educated, anorexic-ally attractive AIR-HEAD.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 4:37:02 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: BfloGuy

Thank you.

Sometimes Anglo-Saxonisms are refreshingly direct.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 4:38:02 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: ZULU

Yep... you got that right!


21 posted on 01/04/2014 4:18:39 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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