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Mitch McConnell could lose his primary
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/3/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 02/03/2014 5:33:13 PM PST by cotton1706

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has big plans for next year if he gets to lead a Republican majority, but he has to avoid losing his own seat first.

McConnell is the only Republican whose Senate campaign is on the RNC's 2014 watch list. A new Rasmussen poll suggests why.

"McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports' first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky," Rasmussen says. "But McConnell's GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points."

Bevin, a political newcomer, is the rough equivalent of putting "Generic Republican" on the ballot. In Kentucky, Generic Republican beats the Democratic secretary of state by six points. McConnell is not a generic Republican, though. In a general election, moderate and left-leaning independents know him as the senator who said his top goal was to make President Obama lose re-election (a line that Obama's team cited repeatedly last year). For all that he's accused of conservative extremism and partisan hackery, conservatives also don't trust him, regarding him as the face of the Republican establishment.

He still has a big lead in the Republican primary. Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning firm, showed McConnell with a 53-26 lead over Bevin in December. Human Events, a more conservative outfit, produced similar results last month, when McConnell enjoyed a 53-31 lead over Bevin.

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

1 posted on 02/03/2014 5:33:13 PM PST by cotton1706
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The good people of Kentucky must vote this RINO out of office!


2 posted on 02/03/2014 5:34:49 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cotton1706

We’ve still got some time before the primary. We can ditch Mitch and put the seat back into the safe column.

https://mattbevin.com/


3 posted on 02/03/2014 5:34:59 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: JudiBug

ping


4 posted on 02/03/2014 5:35:54 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: cotton1706

Music to the ears of Conservatives.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 5:36:34 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has big plans for next year if he gets to lead a Republican majority, but he has to avoid losing his own seat first.

How in the world can a little man like McConnell lead the Senate to any big thing. Democrats don't think big. McConnell thinks like a Democrat. Ergo, McConnell doesn't think big.

Isn't that a syllogism?

6 posted on 02/03/2014 5:39:15 PM PST by stevem
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To: cotton1706

My goodness how is he so far ahead in the Primary?


7 posted on 02/03/2014 5:40:15 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706

Oh please, oh please.

Dear Mitch,

You are producing CO 2.

Please stop.

Nobody will care.


8 posted on 02/03/2014 5:42:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: cotton1706

“...signs of weakness for McConnell. PPP found that only 31 percent of voters approve of his job performance, compared to 61 percent who disapprove....”
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If the unpopular McConnell survives his primary challenge, he will likely lose the general election to the Democrat opponent. The GOPe would rather have THAT outcome (loss of a Republican seat in the Senate) than to have an outcome where, in the primary, McConnell is defeated by a Tea Party challenger who then goes on to win the general election and becomes a Senator.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 5:44:41 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Viennacon

Sounds good, but he better be ready for the MSM assault in November. And of course the Dem supported libertarian bleeding votes to produce a Clintonian plurality win for the D side.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 5:46:50 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: stevem
McConnell thinks like a Democrat

That is because in his heart, he really is a Democrat.

11 posted on 02/03/2014 5:49:32 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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When it comes to poll paper I prefer Northern over Charmin.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 5:53:22 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: cotton1706

praying daily he does lose

and boner

at this point ryan too


13 posted on 02/03/2014 5:55:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cotton1706

if he loses i do hope Bevin is no Murdock


14 posted on 02/03/2014 5:56:21 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: cotton1706

I sure hope he loses!


15 posted on 02/03/2014 5:56:55 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: stevem
How in the world can a little man like McConnell lead the Senate to any big thing.

With his chin, Stevio. With his chin. :^)

16 posted on 02/03/2014 5:59:41 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: hecht

Mourdock was an experienced pol, having run unsuccessfully for the House several times, and being state treasurer at the time he ran for senate.

The attacks of the MSM on Tea Party candidates who take out RINOs are withering.


17 posted on 02/03/2014 6:01:06 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Mitch McConnell could lose his primary,” that would be an answer to a lot of prayers.

However, I wonder at that point if feckless Mitch would develop a spine (or whatever) and run as an independent to make sure a conservative would not win.

So be it, Mitch is a democrat anyway, so no net loss.

Still, I would love to see another conservative senator from Kentucky.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 6:01:09 PM PST by Memphis Moe
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To: Memphis Moe

Does Ky have a “sore loser” law?


19 posted on 02/03/2014 6:01:40 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

he was a schmuck who couldn’t answer a gotcha question that every serious candidate should be schooled in.


20 posted on 02/03/2014 6:04:01 PM PST by hecht (america 9/11, Israel 24/7)
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To: nascarnation

Does anyone know what the date for the Kentucky primary is?


21 posted on 02/03/2014 6:05:03 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: hecht
Very sad. Ran way behind Romney

And now we got "Obama Joe" until 2018.

It sucks bad.

22 posted on 02/03/2014 6:06:06 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: flaglady47

http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=732323


23 posted on 02/03/2014 6:07:50 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: flaglady47

I’m pretty sure it’s May 20th.


24 posted on 02/03/2014 6:40:49 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Rotten SOB should loose.

But be warned - the RINO establishment will take its vengeance if he does loose. The McConnell gang will not only refuse to support the nominee, they work actively to defeat him.

This pattern happens in New Jersey all the time - we support their nominees and they screw us with ours.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 6:45:35 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell is a prime example of the need for term limits.....


26 posted on 02/03/2014 6:47:00 PM PST by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: cotton1706

“However, I wonder at that point if feckless Mitch would develop a spine (or whatever) and run as an independent to make sure a conservative would not win.”

“…the RINO establishment will take its vengeance if he does loose. The McConnell gang will not only refuse to support the nominee, they work actively to defeat him.”

If either of these two things do happen, one thing is for sure, the GOP-e may try to blame the Tea Party & conservatives but the evidence of their own malfeasance in such a loss will be visible to everyone. Here’s hoping McConnell goes down in flames.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 6:59:40 PM PST by Lake Living
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To: nascarnation
unfortunately, we don't...

28 posted on 02/03/2014 7:05:07 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

You think if McConnell AND Boehner are defeated - primary or general - that EINOs will get the message? The message is that they are the problem and NOT the solution.

Nah, they ain’t that smart. They’ll do what Elmer Fudd does - blame everyone and everything for their failures.


29 posted on 02/03/2014 7:28:48 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: cotton1706

“I’m pretty sure it’s May 20th.”

Hmmm, rather a late primary. Thank you for the info.


30 posted on 02/03/2014 7:47:56 PM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: NTHockey

“They’ll do what Elmer Fudd does - blame everyone and everything for their failures.”

They’ll also immediately move into a nice six figure lobbying job, which combined with their nice federal retirement plan, will allow them to enjoy the good life inside the beltway with no worries.


31 posted on 02/03/2014 7:48:31 PM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: cotton1706

GOOD he should....Bevin for senate


32 posted on 02/03/2014 7:54:02 PM PST by Nifster
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To: cotton1706

Mitch could lose? Let us pray.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 7:31:08 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

Bevin told Politico. “There will be nobody who goes into the voting booth on May 20 that does not have an informed opinion of who I am, I can assure you of that.”
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Best Political News I’ve heard all day!!!


34 posted on 02/04/2014 9:09:17 AM PST by Din Maker
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