Skip to comments.Receiving Louisville Tea Party Nod, Matt Bevin Says Mitch McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate
Posted on 03/20/2014 1:53:11 PM PDT by cotton1706
The Louisville Tea Party has endorsed Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin, who is calling on incumbent Mitch McConnell to take part in a number of upcoming primary debates.
"We polled our membership and overwhelmingly their support was to endorse Matt," says Andrew Schachtner, who is president of the local Tea Party group.
Bevin has already received the official support from the United Kentucky Tea Party, a coalition of over a dozen such groups from across the state.
It was last August when McConnell's camp slammed the former Louisville Tea Party president, who eventually endorsed Bevin, for being a registered Democrat.
Earlier this month, McConnell said Republicans plan to "crush" primary insurgents across the country. Since then, the GOP leader's re-election team has argued those words weren't about the Tea Party movement as much as two specific groups backing BevinSenate Conservatives Fund and The Madison Projectthat attack GOP incumbents for financial gain.
But that explanation hasn't satisfied conservative activists with FreedomWorks or the Tea Party Express, which is flirting with endorsing Bevin publicly.
"Those comments while they might have been initially directed at just one or two groups, it's indicative of how McConnell perceives Tea Party groups throughout the country," says Schachtner. "He doesn't want us to have a seat at the table either in the Republican Party itself or in government. That's a problem and a bad attitude when we should have an open process."
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He wont debate this guy...why should he....McConnell is in the ELITE- I AM ENTITLED CLASS...
He’s not afraid to debate Matt.
He can’t and really it’s unfair to expect a doddering old man, who drools out the corner of his mouth, due in large part to his dementia and suffers from bouts of Turrets.
It’s sickening to prop a functional cadaver on stage and expect much of anything from it....
Just keep jabbing, sticking it in his face!
Time for the turtle headed turkey necked buffoon to go.
What’s the story with FreedomWorks? There seems to be conflicting info about them.
Lookin forward to Sarah stepping in and putting him over wattles.
I hope she does. A McConnell who wins his primary will be a dangerous traitor in the Republican ranks. He is really a Democrat.
From your keyboard to God’s ears.
I got one thing right this week!
Maybe I’ll make it through the weekend and come out the other side a winnuh!
JR is on ZOT Patrol so I’m kinduh specten some good one’s.
Sad about some of the others but, his ball, his glove, his bat....
Matt Bevins will be a great senator for Kentucky. Mitch McConnell is not what the nation needs now. We need Senators who will fight the Marxist in the White House and the Russian Thug.
Every time I see your handle I think of ELO:
Does anyone know why Sarah has not endorsed Matt Bevin?