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McConnell emphasizes Tea Party ties in filing for reelection (Huh?)
The Hill ^ | 2/4/14 | Jaffe

Posted on 02/04/2014 2:01:47 PM PST by pabianice

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sought to emphasize his Tea Party ties Monday by signing papers to file for reelection with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

In a video released Tuesday, McConnell is shown signing his filing papers with Paul and state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R), who are both Tea Party favorites in Kentucky.

McConnell, long a target of grassroots conservatives, is facing a primary challenge from businessman Matt Bevin, who has already won the backing of some prominent national conservative groups.

The incumbent has been working to shore up support on his right flank for months. He won Paul's endorsement and has emphasized conservative causes, like the Balanced Budget Amendment. McConnell voted against a two-year budget deal approved by Congress last month.

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1 posted on 02/04/2014 2:01:47 PM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

TEA Party ties?

Pardon me while I go laugh hysterically for awhile.


2 posted on 02/04/2014 2:03:15 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: pabianice

3 posted on 02/04/2014 2:05:40 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I see three chickens and a turkey.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 2:06:20 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pabianice

This post must be satire.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 2:06:59 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: The Working Man
(Ditch) Mitch has declared WAR on the TEA Party.

Ditch his lame Butt.

6 posted on 02/04/2014 2:07:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: pabianice
Mitch McConnell: Time for GOP Establishment to ‘Stand Up to’ Tea Party

MCCONNELL: TEA PARTY 'BULLIES' WHO NEED PUNCH IN NOSE

7 posted on 02/04/2014 2:09:45 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: pabianice; All

Rand Paul is no Conservative....

Randistinians need to drop the Paul 4 President stuff...keep that Liberal at home

Conservatives will be backing Matt Bevin


8 posted on 02/04/2014 2:10:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (A Theory is not a Fact....It is not called the "Fact of Evolution")
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To: Paladin2

I am still sending money to Matt Bevin....


9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:10:57 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: pabianice
Just read a few of these headlines folks...

...make sure you go down the page a bit.

LINK

Then check out this You-Tube report: LINK

10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:13:19 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Rand Paul would have been a better president than Mitt Romney and far better than Obama.

Not that those are a very high bars to clear...


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:15:50 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: pabianice

McConnell = ObamaCARE, DNC, deficit and treason-enabler.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:15:57 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: pabianice
Weird approach, Mitch. The Tea Party voters are on to you and won't be fooled. Which of your other potential voter pools will think you being "Tea Party" is a good thing? Are you, perhaps, panicking, Mitch?

Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:06 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: pabianice

“The incumbent has been working to shore up support on his right flank for months.”

Yeah, we know all about the 6 year metamorphosis.

“He . . . has emphasized conservative causes, like the Balanced Budget Amendment. McConnell voted against a two-year budget deal approved by Congress last month.”

Yeah, after working behind the scenes to make sure the budget-busting Ryan/Murray deal would pass without his vote.

Mitch, you’re just not conning many people these days. We know what a lying, conniving jerk you are.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:11 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: pabianice

Who cares what politicians claim? Voters with half a brain will look at his record. If he didn’t fight to keep taxes and the size of government down where the voters want, then he should be fired - along with every other politician who fails to do the same.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:36 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: SharpRightTurn

(Ditch) Mitch is NOT a leader consistent with full support of the US Constitution.


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:22:42 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: pabianice

The tea party is dead Mitch. /s


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:24:11 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: pabianice

It’s clear to me what McConMan is doing here...

He believes there are MORE low info voters (Dem & Pub) than conservatives... This the his hail mary approach... Watch for it to intensify as the primary season continues...

No matter what happens to Bevin, McConMan MUST GO...


18 posted on 02/04/2014 2:25:15 PM PST by bfh333 ("Hope"... "Change"... You better HOPE you have some CHANGE after the next 4 years!)
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To: pabianice
This is the only way he's tied to the TEA Party!


19 posted on 02/04/2014 2:26:46 PM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Ole Mitch got himself a 3 billion dollar pork project to sell out Cruz and the House Conservatives last December.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:28 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: pabianice

Ol Mitch is a master at political prostitution. This is just more evidence of same.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 2:45:07 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I think that Rand Paul has made some kind of unholy deal with McConnell with his eye on 2016-—you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 3:06:17 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: pabianice

But...I thought the Tea Party was dead and those rabid extremist right wing kooks were being held responsible for every bad thing government has done in the last few years. Why would he want to hitch himself to their wagon all of a sudden?


23 posted on 02/04/2014 6:37:30 PM PST by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: pabianice

“The incumbent has been working to shore up support on his right flank for months. “

That is because for years he has been ignoring them.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 6:09:26 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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