Skip to comments.Kentucky Candidate Matt Bevin fights the GOP Machine
Posted on 01/23/2014 5:30:32 AM PST by cotton1706
For Matt Bevin, the rookie Senate candidate taking on one of the most powerful Republicans in the country and possibly the most ruthless every day on the stump brings a new hazing.
There was the time before he even jumped into the race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell when Bevin was warned hed be shunned by fellow churchgoers once McConnell was finished making mincemeat of his reputation. Campaign trackers follow Bevin constantly, recording his every public utterance to turn the slightest slip into an attack ad or Web video. Vendors and consultants one day say theyre ready to come on board only to ominously reverse course the next, after mulling the repercussions of crossing McConnell.
Ive had people whove said, You can use our donor list or Ill come on with the campaign, Bevin said during a recent daylong campaign excursion around Louisville. Then all of a sudden they change their minds.
Some have told him they were warned it will be the last job you ever have in this business if they joined his campaign, he said.
It is thuggery, Bevin added. Its literally like something out of Tammany Hall. Its dusting off Boss Tweed. I say bring it on.
Bevin realizes no party leader has ever gone down in a primary; he knows the prevailing wisdom in Washington is that he has no chance, and that his only purpose is to damage McConnell heading into a tough general election against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. No incumbent has a bigger target on his back this year than McConnell a host of tea party groups and the entire Democratic Party both want nothing more than to defeat him
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BRING IT ON!
BRING IT ON!!
BRING IT ON!!!
I have come to detest the GOP.
RINOs are bigger enemies of American than DemocRats.