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McConnell’s primary challenger raises $900,000
washingtonpost.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 01/16/2014 12:47:50 PM PST by cotton1706

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R) primary opponent, businessman Matt Bevin, raised $900,000 in the fourth quarter, according to his campaign.

About half of Bevin's total appears to have been raised by the Senate Conservatives Fund, which has endorsed his campaign and said this month that it had raised $450,000 for him. Bevin's campaign said about $430,000 of the total was raised with SCF's help.

The total doesn't include any self-funding from Bevin, who had previously loaned his campaign $600,000. His campaign did not release a cash-on-hand figure, but it had just $164,000 on hand at the beginning of October.

Bevin is very likely to be hugely outspent in the primary. McConnell already had $10.3 million in the bank at the beginning of October. He has not announced his fourth-quarter fundraising totals yet, and neither has Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the leading Democratic candidate.

McConnell is one of several GOP incumbents being targeted in a primary this year. Others include Sens. Thad Cochran (Miss.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and John Cornyn (Tex.).

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ditchmitch; elections; primarymcconnell

1 posted on 01/16/2014 12:47:50 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Politics takes money. The Republic is in peril. The Founders pledged "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor". What can we do?

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

2 posted on 01/16/2014 12:49:40 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: cotton1706

Wow... makes my $100 seem kind of puny. :-(

But, I can donate TIME too... and, some experience as a campaign volunteer.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 12:57:20 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I suggest we better be willing to pledge our lives and the lives of our families against their lives and the lives of their families.

That is what it always takes.

Study the war against communism in Spain back in the thirties and how narrowly the communists were defeated. Look at what it took to stop them.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 1:02:28 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd
Study the war against communism in Spain back in the thirties and how narrowly the communists were defeated. Look at what it took to stop them.

I have studies it and other communist take-overs and attempted take-overs. What is clear is that the left's will is always underestimated until it's too late to avoid physical confrontation. They cannot be stopped by reason. They cannot be stopped by political means. They cannot be stopped by legal process. They termite away at every foundational element of civil society until they cause the collapse they seek and then they climb up on the rubble of their creation and proclaim themselves "king of the hill".

5 posted on 01/16/2014 1:09:30 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: cotton1706
McConnell is one of several GOP incumbents being targeted in a primary this year. Others include Sens. Thad Cochran (Miss.), Pat Roberts (Kan.) and John Cornyn (Tex.).

Hey WaPo! Don't forget McCain's Mini me in South Carolina!

Go Lee Bright!

6 posted on 01/16/2014 1:15:13 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I'll be @ MB fundraiser tonight, kickin' in same.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 1:27:11 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

I’ve contributed both to Bevin and The Senate Conservatives Fund separately. :-)


8 posted on 01/16/2014 1:28:20 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

On average a successful Senate run takes $10 million dollars. That probably doesn’t include fighting a primary. (Just sayin’.)


9 posted on 01/16/2014 1:42:10 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: MrEdd

Yes, but in those days Spain produced a leader. America has no leader. Further, there are not even a a potential leader on the horizon.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 1:55:19 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: cotton1706

If I could spare $9 Million for Bevin, I’d give it to him.

Mitch is a failure as an American and has to go


11 posted on 01/16/2014 3:14:49 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: skinkinthegrass
I'll be @ MB fundraiser tonight, kickin' in same

Let me know how it was... I REALLY wanted to go tonight, but... we're having a visiting choir sing at our church tonight... Couldn't make it to both. :-(

Matt was TERRIFIC on Terry Meiner's show today.

12 posted on 01/16/2014 3:16:12 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim
got there late, MB talked about many issues his campaign is built on..his honesty, his efforts to engage on the grassroots level, local organization keeping the citizenry involved. Talked about
plug-ins, small things to reach out to all the citizenry..nothing was unimportant. Made comparison between his platform and McConnells'...my words..lack there of, (seems MM; is playing it safe, dumb move! :)

13 posted on 01/16/2014 8:34:55 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: skinkinthegrass

I wonder how many FReepers are crying about the TEA Party putting up challenges to GOPes


14 posted on 01/16/2014 8:35:51 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Leftists live and breathe for their politics, everything is about politics to them. Everything
15 posted on 01/16/2014 8:37:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: PATRIOT1876

If Mitch loses the primary you can bet the GOPe will not be sending too many dollars to Bevin.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 8:38:17 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
none, that I've heard of..please explain.

17 posted on 01/16/2014 8:38:25 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: skinkinthegrass

I was just wondering. There are freepers who implore us to vote for whatever RINO they nominate, do they ever show up on the Bevin and Lee Bright threads?


18 posted on 01/16/2014 8:39:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
hmm, how many of those are sucking from the Federal Sow?

19 posted on 01/16/2014 8:40:41 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: skinkinthegrass

Good question


20 posted on 01/16/2014 8:41:19 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
true, none..or not that many.

21 posted on 01/16/2014 8:42:06 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: GeronL
seems there's a level of consensus amongst many
@ FR...not all/just a vast majority.

22 posted on 01/16/2014 8:47:02 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: Paine in the Neck
It takes a dictator to effect real change.

Lincoln was a dictator, and so is Obama.

The fatal flaw in the US Constitution is that there is NOTHING that a POTUS can't do if he has impeachment proof majority in either branch of Congress.

Who knows, when the right gets the power, there might just step out of the shadows a leader that will do what it takes to cripple the American marxists so severely that they can never threaten us again.

23 posted on 01/16/2014 8:49:40 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: cotton1706; All

Bevin is very likely to be hugely outspent in the primary. McConnell already had $10.3 million in the bank at the beginning of October.
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Grass roots anger, enthusiasm and determination trump money.

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24 posted on 01/17/2014 7:03:36 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Thank you for donating your time and experience to help defeat Mitch McConnell. If I lived in KY, I’d give 40 hrs. a week to the Bevin Campaign, in addition to working my day job. I’d be interested in hearing what the “pulse” of this election is among the good people of Kentucky.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 7:06:49 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Gen.Blather; All

On average a successful Senate run takes $10 million dollars. That probably doesn’t include fighting a primary. (Just sayin’.)
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REMEMBER TED CRUZ! He defeated a well-funded, well-known, well-entrenched TX Lt. Governor. We can, and will, do it again numerous times in the GOP Primaries this year.


26 posted on 01/17/2014 7:09:46 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: GeronL

I wonder how many FReepers are crying about the TEA Party putting up challenges to GOPes
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I’ve seen numerous ones stating their disdain with Dr. Wolf for challenging Pat Roberts in Kansas.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 7:12:22 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: GeronL

If Mitch loses the primary you can bet the GOPe will not be sending too many dollars to Bevin.
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Screw the GOPe. Matt won’t need them once he gets past Mitch McConnell. The anti-Obama, anti-Democrat and anti-ObamaCare sentiments in Kentucky will carry him across the finish line in November.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 7:14:24 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker; All

I wonder how many FReepers are crying about the TEA Party putting up challenges to GOPes
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I’ve seen numerous ones stating their disdain with Dr. Wolf for challenging Pat Roberts in Kansas.


29 posted on 01/17/2014 7:15:38 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: GeronL
There are freepers who implore us to vote for whatever RINO they nominate, do they ever show up on the Bevin and Lee Bright threads?

Well, you would probably count ME in that group. Once a nomination is made, I'm usually one of the people on the board trying to convince people to NOT stay home, or throw their vote away on a 3rd party.

Though, the margin seems to get smaller every year,

even RINO's are usually better than RATS.

The time to FIGHT is NOW! In the primary. If we can't take over the Republican Party? How in the world do you think we can take over the country?

30 posted on 01/17/2014 8:34:11 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Rome2000
The fatal flaw in the US Constitution is that there is NOTHING that a POTUS can't do if he has impeachment proof majority in either branch of Congress.

I don't see this as a flaw. I think, it was intended.

Basically, the President can do whatever he wants... as long as he has the POLITCAL backing of the people.

It's up to "WE, the PEOPLE" to demand something different from a tyrant. If WE refuse? WE get what WE deserve.

31 posted on 01/17/2014 8:37:28 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Din Maker
I’d be interested in hearing what the “pulse” of this election is among the good people of Kentucky.

The people of Kentucky, mostly, are fed up with Mitch McConnell. It's TIME for him to move on.

However... they're not going to "Ditch Mitch" for some unknown person. They don't KNOW Matt Bevins yet. But, they're starting to.

IMO, Matt was hurt by some very early HEAVY negative advertising that McConnell ran on TV and radio... stuff claiming that Matt was falsely claiming a degree from MIT. Bevins apparently didn't have the money to respond in kind. However, these days? A web site can pretty effectively dispel such claims. When you see the TRUTH about this story? It opens your eyes to the level of dishonesty to which McConnell will stoop. If there ever was a bloom on that rose? It's gone now.

It took me several months to make up my mind about Bevins. But, I have. I am CONVINCED he is trustworthy enough to support, publicly... and, I've begun doing so.

Once THIS kind of battle is taken up? Losing is NOT an option. McConnell is powerful, and vindictive. He MUST be defeated.

Grimes will NOT win an a state-wide race in Kentucky. The battle is NOW, in the primary. And, I think it's going to be a tough one.

32 posted on 01/17/2014 8:46:43 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Thanks for the insight. One advantage for Bevins: Only die-hards and old people vote in the Primary. Those who vote just because they recognize the name will not be at the polls until November.


33 posted on 01/17/2014 9:15:57 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker
One advantage for Bevins: Only die-hards and old people vote in the Primary. Those who vote just because they recognize the name will not be at the polls until November

That's true. The bar is NOT set impossibly high in a Primary. ACTIVATED people really can make a difference.

Kentucky is also a closed primary state. So, ONLY registered Republicans will be voting.

34 posted on 01/17/2014 9:31:21 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Paine in the Neck
What is clear is that the left's will is always underestimated until it's too late to avoid physical confrontation. They cannot be stopped by reason. They cannot be stopped by political means. They cannot be stopped by legal process. They termite away at every foundational element of civil society until they cause the collapse they seek and then they climb up on the rubble of their creation and proclaim themselves "king of the hill".

That's worth repeating.

35 posted on 01/17/2014 9:35:09 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: GeronL
I wonder how many FReepers are crying about the TEA Party putting up challenges to GOPes

Really? I haven't seen a one, have you?

36 posted on 01/17/2014 9:41:14 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Palin could support Bevin and so could Limbaugh and Levin

Time for these three to step up and knock degenerates like Mcconnell out.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 1:03:55 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000
Palin could support Bevin and so could Limbaugh and Levin

I think they will. But, they also have to get through the vetting process.

I was disappointed with Rand Paul (who I also volunteered for) endorsed McConnell. But, I understand. He IS the Minority Leader. He has the power to make things very difficult for Rand.

Paul has been fairly, um... quiet.. with his support.

38 posted on 01/17/2014 1:46:06 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I’m disgusted by LIBs/DIMs/RINOs. All are destructive to Freedom. All must eliminated from any position of responsibility. Eventually, they will murder your Freedom and that of your family. Pox upon them.


39 posted on 01/17/2014 6:25:37 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Paine in the Neck

So, what - outside of collapse - can stop them?


40 posted on 01/17/2014 6:28:40 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: ogen hal

then, GET OUT THERE, and help get true conservatives ELECTED in the primaries!


41 posted on 01/17/2014 7:11:30 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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