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The Kentucky Primary Race - Mitch McConnell vs Matt Bevin
the conservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/30/14

Posted on 01/31/2014 5:57:20 AM PST by cotton1706

There is no Senate race in the country that is more important than the Republican primary election in Kentucky between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and conservative businessman Matt Bevin (R-KY).

The outcome of the Republican primary in Kentucky will determine the direction of the Republican Party for years to come.

If Mitch McConnell wins, the party will continue to drift away from its conservative principles and become increasingly hostile to the grassroots. But if Matt Bevin wins, the establishment’s stranglehold over the party will be broken and power will be restored to the people who elect these politicians.

We have several things to report on this race and we hope you will take a few minutes to read this important update.

Mitch McConnell likes to tell his Beltway friends that Matt Bevin isn’t a credible candidate, but the truth is Bevin is one of the most compelling Republican candidates running anywhere in the country.

If he were running in any other race, the party would be holding him up as their top recruit. It’s only because he’s running against the leader of the Republican establishment that they attack him.

Politico published a major profile article on Bevin’s campaign last week, a clear sign that the national media is beginning to take him seriously.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: bevin; elections; ky2014; mcconnell; senatereces

1 posted on 01/31/2014 5:57:20 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

This race is possibly THE most important race in 2014.

A) Mitch is very likely to lose the general and we can’t afford to let that happen.

B) Replacing the minority leader would be game changing. Never has there been a better opportunity.

BEVIN 2014


2 posted on 01/31/2014 6:03:39 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706
I see Mitch is trying to increase his street cred with conservatives in the state by championing the case against the IRS for conservative non-profits. He'll undoubtedly run way right for the primary and then recenter for the general if he survives. I'd hate to lose this seat, but I think Bevin can win the general if he beats McConnell.
3 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:15 AM PST by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Viennacon

“A) Mitch is very likely to lose the general and we can’t afford to let that happen.”

And Mitch probably knows this. So his mission now is to prevent a conservative from getting into the senate by defeating Bevin in the primary.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 6:06:37 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

5 posted on 01/31/2014 6:08:22 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: cotton1706; Biggirl
a real game changer, that's so true...
'ol Mitch losted his way long before 2002.

6 posted on 01/31/2014 6:10:21 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

If he had an ounce of honor, he’d just resign


7 posted on 01/31/2014 6:25:39 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Agree that Mitch must go and it would send a strong message to the GOPe. However, I’m not confident that it would break the establishment’s stranglehold over the party.

There are deep seated and entrenched moneyed interests within the party that control it and dominate its “culture” of defeatism and its inclination to support more and bigger government. Attempting to eradicate that embedded culture is going to be a lot harder than most people think. Those interests will fight back with all they have. We’ve already seen that.

The GOP is not the answer IMHO. We need another party.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 6:30:15 AM PST by Starboard
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To: skinkinthegrass

I would like to know who among the big donors is the primary support for McConnell and for Boehner. It seems our fight should also be with them.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 6:32:13 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: LachlanMinnesota

McConnell........”But, but, but I love the Tea Party”...

Maybe not enough to keep your seat at the gubmint trough.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 6:35:40 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Viennacon; All
Somebody tell me if the following paragraph from the Article should cause me concern:

Matt Bevin is building support in Kentucky and gaining on Mitch McConnell in the polls. Bevin trailed by 50 points when he entered the race, but now he’s behind by as few as 20 points.

Wow! Matt is down 20 points in the polls? OUCH! I thought the race was much closer than that? Somebody give me an encouraging word here.
11 posted on 01/31/2014 6:37:51 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Starboard

The GOP is not the answer IMHO. We need another party.
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Yes. I’ve told my friends many times that we need to form

THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY OF AMERICA


12 posted on 01/31/2014 6:40:18 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: LachlanMinnesota

Ref. your Post #9: So true. So very true.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 6:41:04 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: LachlanMinnesota
I would venture to guess that it is one of George Soros’ shadow groups. He is the source of all the communist, socialist, revolutionary and similar actions throughout the world - but one has to dig through all the shadow groups to get to him as the source. He is a destroyer of just about everything he touches, and has publicly said that he wants to destroy the U.S. I would expect that he is either outright blackmailing some in Congress or has made them “offers too good to pass up.”

This is why the Founders insisted on men of impeccable character: that they could neither be bribed nor blackmailed.

14 posted on 01/31/2014 6:42:04 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed "Elderly Kooky Type" Catholic Texan)
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To: LachlanMinnesota
well, for one..US Chamber of Commerce.

15 posted on 01/31/2014 6:47:50 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: Din Maker

That poll was done a couple of weeks ago if I remember, and the gap closed rapidly as Bevin’s name ID went up. It’s about name recognition, and his money from the SCF will likely close the gap further.

Mourdock was 15 points behind Lugar at one point. This is doable.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 6:55:52 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I hope that it is doable. Mourdock was holding statewide elective office.

If it is not, I’m guessing that the seat will be gone, as the Dems will want to be in good position to either hold or re-take the Senate, and there likely will be only a half-dozen or so seats where money could make the difference, and this will be one of them if McC wins the primary. Still, if McC wins the primary, it will be ironic as likely he will either loose while seeing the Pubs take the Senate or loose and see that his stubbornness in holding onto the seat is what prevented them from taking the Senate.

It’s not worth the price of admission, but if McC insists on buying, one might as well enjoy the show.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 7:07:31 AM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: cotton1706

Go Matt go!!


18 posted on 01/31/2014 7:12:43 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Starboard

Agreed. Third Party required. The money and control of the GOP is way too entrenched. “Taking it over” just is not possible. We can keep nipping at it’s heals, and so we should, but that’s a loser in the end. It should be a step toward something greater.


19 posted on 01/31/2014 7:15:11 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Taking it over” just is not possible.

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That’s the bottom line. The entrenched interests have a lot more money than we do.


20 posted on 01/31/2014 7:19:51 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Viennacon

Here’s some good news...

Monday, February 03, 2014 (Excerpt)

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points.

A new statewide telephone survey of Likely Kentucky Voters finds that McConnell and Grimes earn 42% support each. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate in the race, and 10% are undecided

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2014/kentucky/election_2014_kentucky_senate


21 posted on 02/03/2014 11:35:12 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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