Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell could lose his primary
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
The good people of Kentucky must vote this RINO out of office!
We’ve still got some time before the primary. We can ditch Mitch and put the seat back into the safe column.
Music to the ears of Conservatives.
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?
My goodness how is he so far ahead in the Primary?
Oh please, oh please.
You are producing CO 2.
Nobody will care.
“...signs of weakness for McConnell. PPP found that only 31 percent of voters approve of his job performance, compared to 61 percent who disapprove....”
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.
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.
That is because in his heart, he really is a Democrat.
When it comes to poll paper I prefer Northern over Charmin.
praying daily he does lose
at this point ryan too
if he loses i do hope Bevin is no Murdock
I sure hope he loses!
With his chin, Stevio. With his chin. :^)
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.
“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.
Does Ky have a “sore loser” law?
he was a schmuck who couldn’t answer a gotcha question that every serious candidate should be schooled in.
Does anyone know what the date for the Kentucky primary is?
And now we got "Obama Joe" until 2018.
It sucks bad.
I’m pretty sure it’s May 20th.
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.
McConnell is a prime example of the need for term limits.....
“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.
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.
“Im pretty sure its May 20th.”
Hmmm, rather a late primary. Thank you for the info.
“Theyll 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.
GOOD he should....Bevin for senate
Mitch could lose? Let us pray.
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.”
Best Political News I’ve heard all day!!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.