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This Really Isnít Great News for Mitch McConnell (Bevin closing the gap)
redstate.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 01/14/2014 9:24:53 AM PST by cotton1706

Superficially, a poll that has McConnell leading Matt Bevin 53% to 31% looks good for Mitch McConnell. In fact, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has tweeted out the link to the poll as good news for Mitch McConnell.

But this past summer there was a 50 point gap in the race. Yeah — FIFTY.

Actually, Bevin was down 52 points last summer. So FIFTY-TWO.

By December, according to PPP, Bevin was down 27 points.

Now he’s down 22 points. Certainly it is a different polling company, etc., but objectively he’s closed a pretty significant gap.

More importantly, conservatives are only just now starting to turn full focus to the primaries. Kentucky may have one before June, but there is still time for conservatives to rally to Matt Bevin.

Do what you can. McConnell’s negatives are already so high, Bevin needs to boost his name ID to win. That’s very possible with your help.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
The primary's in May. Long time to go and lots of momentum to build!
1 posted on 01/14/2014 9:24:53 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Rubio closed a bigger gap on Charlie Crist. This is a big hill to climb, but it can be done.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 9:26:20 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: cotton1706
BUMP TO THE TOP


Retire these Jack@$ Gutle$$ Old Party B@$@$D$; don't
show them any respect for their previous actions / deeds.
BOOT ' EM ALL OUT!
Support Matt Bevins, Defeat Sen. *itch "Mumbles" McConnell. *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support JD Winteregg, Defeat (SotH) Rep. John *HIC! / HIC!* Boehmer. *(D.C.-GOP / E)

Support Linda Vega or Dwayne Stovall, Defeat John Cornyn *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Joe Carr, Defeat Lamar Alexander *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Lee Bright, Defeat Lindsey Graham *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Chris McDaniel, Defeat Thad Cochran *(D.C.-GOP / E)
Support Dr. Milton Wolf, Defeat Pat Roberts *(D.C.-GOP / E)

*District of Criminals-Gutle$$ Old Party / E$tabli$hment


3 posted on 01/14/2014 9:27:42 AM 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

-—”In fact, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has tweeted out the link to the poll as good news for Mitch McConnell.”-—

Why would they be siding with anyone in a primary?

I know, I know, they always do. Just pointing out the obvious.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 9:48:14 AM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: TitansAFC

Joe Miller, TEA, who beat Lisa Murkowski in AK’s primary senate race in ‘10, lost in the general after Cornyn had Lisa run Independent and fraudulently sweep up all the eskimo votes, is how the NNRSC sides with candidates.

I expect Cornyn to run indy when he loses the R nomination in the May run-off.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 9:52:51 AM PST by txhurl
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To: skinkinthegrass
Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY
6 posted on 01/14/2014 9:56:34 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: txhurl

Texas has a sore loser statute. You lose the primary, and you can’t run as an independent later.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 10:08:30 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

“Texas has a sore loser statute. You lose the primary, and you can’t run as an independent later.”
*****************************************************************
ALL states should have this law.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:01 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Paine in the Neck; All
"Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY"
BUMP THAT!

This Thursday, January 16, Matt will host his first Louisville Town Hall.
Matt is continuing to travel the state, listen to voters’ concerns,discuss
the issues important to Kentucky, and share his vision for the future of
the Republican Party.
Please join us! ...btw, this is a strong McConnell stronghold.
Matt Bewin is Taking it 'to' the Elderly Sen. McConnell.

WHAT: Town Hall with Matt Bevin
WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. EST
WHERE: La Carreta Mexican Restaurant
10105 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY 40272

9 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:46 AM 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: SeaHawkFan

I did not know that! Maybe that’s why Dewhurst didn’t try it after Cruz beat him?


10 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:56 AM PST by txhurl
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To: SeaHawkFan
Texas has a sore loser statute. You lose the
primary, and you can’t run as an independent later.
that's a excellent election statue, Cleans up the general...
election ballot and takes out "false flag" disruptor(s)

11 posted on 01/14/2014 10:16:45 AM 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

Wonder why Meghan Kelly had Mummy McConnell on the show the other night? To give him a boost??
Just askin’.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 11:42:31 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

Real good question.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 2:38:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: cotton1706

The turd-le is toast.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 2:50:29 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

About 50 is not good.

I dont think Rand Paul will help him that much. Rand has pissed off the base with his support of Boehner’s legalization. He pretty much implied that on ABC.

It is not like comparing Cornyn and Cruz popularity in Texas.


15 posted on 01/14/2014 5:32:47 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706; All

DO NOT FORGET: McConnell will have to be taken out in the Primary. Most of those people polled are going on name recognition only and they will NOT be voting in the Primary anyhow. Only the die-hards, and old people, vote in the Primary. Ted Cruz was not even a blimp on the radar screen at this point in time in his U.S. Senate campaign against a well entrenched, well funded, well known Lt. Governor. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 5:21:45 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SeaHawkFan

Texas has a sore loser statute. You lose the primary, and you can’t run as an independent later.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
You’ve got to love TEXAS!!!


17 posted on 01/15/2014 5:30:28 AM PST by Din Maker
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