Skip to comments.Tea Party Patriots endorse Bevin
Posted on 03/21/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sen. Mitch McConnells (R-Ky.) primary challenger, businessman Matt Bevin, picked up another national Tea Party endorsement on Friday.
Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund is backing Bevin and launching an independent expenditure in the race, which an aide to the group said would come in the form of grassroots organizing and direct outreach to voters rather than advertising.
Jenny Beth Martin, the groups president, said it's backing Bevin because hes a job-creator, family man, and community leader committed to fighting for personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt free future.
Unlike the incumbent, Matt Bevin has never voted to raise the debt ceiling, has never cut a deal with Joe Biden to raise taxes by $600 billion, and has never worked to crush his political opponents, she added.
Martin also said that because McConnells been in Congress for decades he could have used his leadership to reign in government spending, but instead, Senator McConnell worked with the Obama Administration to raise taxes, has voted to raise the debt ceiling ten times, and has added pork barrel projects to further his own career instead of the needs of the American people. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund also endorsed Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel, earlier this week.
Bevin has the backing of nearly every national conservative group, including the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks. The Club for Growth hasnt yet weighed in on the race and has signaled it ultimately might sit the primary out.
Conservatives feel McConnell is vulnerable to a primary challenge due to his support for the financial bailout and a number of votes to raise the debt limit, including one contentious vote just a few months ago.
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Wonder what McConnell is up to these days? He is being very quiet.....
Boy I wish Beavin had a chance in this one.
Whats the polls on this race?
I think Bevin has a good chance, but, it will take a whole lot of leg work on the ground level. THE GROUND LEVEL!
And when the Tea Party Patriots asked Bevin (ahem) if he would respect Congress’s Article I, Section 8-limied powers if elected, how did he reply?
Bevin would have a good chance if Palin, and conservative talk show hosts like Rush, Hannity, Levin and Savage would endorse him and campaign for him.
His problem is money and name recognition. Otherwise Mitch is a sitting Duck.
Mitch as majority leader is not a game changer, under Bush he just sucked in that position.
When is this primary ?
When is this primary ?