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Why Mitch McConnell's Opponent Smells Blood in the Water
Business Insider ^ | March 14, 2014 | Brett Logiurato

Posted on 03/22/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by Din Maker

A top campaign advisor to Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, scoffed at the notion McConnell is "invincible" in a new memo set to be released Friday.... after The New York Times published a lengthy analysis of the unprecedented nature of a potential McConnell loss.

The memo delves into the details of why the Grimes campaign believes McConnell is more vulnerable than ever.

First, McConnell is devoting precious time and energy to a challenge from the right in Republican Matt Bevin, with the primary on May 20. Hurst also argues Grimes has grassroots and polling advantages. He points out that, for the last seven months, "our campaign has steadily polled ahead of or in a dead-heat with Mitch McConnell," including the recent Bluegrass Poll in February in which Grimes had a 4-point lead. He also emphasizes Grimes' 12-point advantage with women in that poll.

"Our multimillion-dollar war chest will allow us to go toe-to-toe with the McConnell campaign and tout Alison’s message in every corner of the Commonwealth."

The other points in the memo focus on what Hurst described as Grimes' edge in grassroots organizing, while also touting her 20-point jobs plan for Kentucky. "Mitch McConnell has never been so unpopular nor has he run against a candidate as focused and disciplined as Alison Lundergan Grimes," Hurst writes in his conclusion. "McConnell has met his match – and frankly, his replacement."

In a statement, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said: "Alison Lundergan Grimes is a new face for the same tired old ideas of Barack Obama and the national liberals. Her anti-coal, big-spending, pro-union boss platform is severely out of touch with Kentucky while Mitch McConnell is championing the fresh, new ideas of liberty and free enterprise to move our Commonwealth forward.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: grimes; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; ntsa; stalkinghorse
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(McConnell's Campaign Manager) Jesse Benton said: ".....Mitch McConnell is championing the fresh, new ideas of liberty and free enterprise..."

BULLSHIT!

1 posted on 03/22/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

McConnell has STUPIDLY declared war on the Republican base. If he loses, it’s his own STUPID fault.


2 posted on 03/22/2014 6:11:41 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Din Maker

Grimes knows that if McConnell is her opponent she wins. She also knows that if Bevin is her opponent she is going down in flames.


3 posted on 03/22/2014 6:11:44 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

Grimes knows that if McConnell is her opponent she wins. She also knows that if Bevin is her opponent she is going down in flames.
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Exactly, but, how do we get that message through to the folks who will be voting in the GOP Primary on May 20th?


4 posted on 03/22/2014 6:13:50 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

McConnell loses this seat.

Take it to the bank.


5 posted on 03/22/2014 6:14:50 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Din Maker

But wait a minute...I thought, since McConnell is an enlightened, lovable moderate and all, that he’d get those crossover votes and defeat Grimes! Isn’t that the recipe for Republicans if they want to win, per the Dems?


6 posted on 03/22/2014 6:15:55 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Din Maker

I thought about calling his office and telling the call taker that he/she needs to be putting out the old resume. Come January 2015 Mitch will be retired from congress. Sadly, his replacement will be another worthless socialist.

There could be a Republican in that seat come 1/15, but only if McConnell had the guts and integrity to leave and let Bevin take the nomination. He has neither.

Dear God, this is so sickening to watch.


7 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:07 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Din Maker
Mitch McConnell is championing the fresh, new ideas of liberty and free enterprise to move our Commonwealth forward.

ROFL. Oh yes, just looking at him, I can see how "fresh" and "new" his ideas must be!

8 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: House Atreides
McConnell has STUPIDLY declared war on the Republican base. If he loses, it’s his own STUPID fault.

Absolutely correct.

9 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:21 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Din Maker
Why Mitch McConnell's Opponent Smells Blood in the Water

Is Mitch menstruating again?

10 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:45 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Din Maker

I don’t recall reading much about a Bevin-Grimes matchup. Anybody have a link?


11 posted on 03/22/2014 6:17:57 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: Din Maker

Well, he thinks he is safe so he is going after those that might be opposing his ideas of a good Republican.

Too bad though as he is the typical Washington insider trying to keep his folks in charge while the people want change.


12 posted on 03/22/2014 6:18:45 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: RIghtwardHo
McConnell loses this seat.

That's probably a given. But does he lose it to a conservative primary opponent or to the [slightly more] fascist candidate?

13 posted on 03/22/2014 6:19:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Definitely. He’s toast.


14 posted on 03/22/2014 6:20:17 PM PDT by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I agree. McConnell is almost surely toast.


15 posted on 03/22/2014 6:21:53 PM PDT by DemforBush (How can you trust a man who wears both a belt and suspenders? He can't even trust his own pants!)
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To: upchuck

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_bevin_vs_grimes-4267.html


16 posted on 03/22/2014 6:22:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RIghtwardHo

What surprises me is that the Dems appear to be contesting the race. Normally, when one of their crypto-fascist RINO “opponents” is up for reelection, they punt to help the RUNO keep the seat. They ran the mayor of Tucson against Juan “Lettuce” McBackStabbingAisleReachingRINO in ‘10, for example. After all, if they tried to take a seat from a RINO and he won anyway, he might stop doing their bidding.


17 posted on 03/22/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DemforBush

Sorry, but he is expected to win in his district.


18 posted on 03/22/2014 6:22:58 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: DemforBush

And statewide for that matter...


19 posted on 03/22/2014 6:23:39 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Din Maker

Maybe McConnell can shout “Help! Help Mr. Wizard!” and save his campaign...

/obscure cartoon reference.


20 posted on 03/22/2014 6:25:15 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: upchuck

Supposedly she can beat him, but I imagine it’s a pile of steaming Pravda designed to help Bitch win the primary. Bitch wins the primary, the Dems are guaranteed a win in November, mo matter what the outcome.


21 posted on 03/22/2014 6:26:13 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Deagle
Sorry, but he is expected to win in his district.

Eh? McConnell is a Senator. His district is the entire state.

22 posted on 03/22/2014 6:27:07 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Din Maker
"Alison Lundergan Grimes is a new face for the same tired old ideas of Barack Obama and the national liberals".

Whereas Mitch McConnell is the same old face for the same tired old ideas of Barack Obama and the national liberals.

Mr. Spock said it best. A difference that makes no difference IS no difference.

23 posted on 03/22/2014 6:27:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Deagle

I hope I’m wrong and you’re right, but I really think McConnell’s in for a whale of a battle with Grimes.


24 posted on 03/22/2014 6:30:40 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: Din Maker

you know if you tried you could be a little plainer about your opinion......lol............


25 posted on 03/22/2014 6:34:17 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: The Working Man; cotton1706; All
"Grimes knows that if McConnell is her opponent she wins.
She also knows that if Bevin is her opponent she is going
down in flames."
Pretty much; Mitch "Reid's *itch" McConnell (Wdc-GOP/e), has been
is circling in the toilet bowl for a while now..he didn't win by much in '08.

He should've retired graciously; announcing his decision an year ago.
But, his willful arrogance (& K St. bribery) wouldn't let him, he's not really
any better than Grimes..only he's uglier & is rapidly approaching senility.

26 posted on 03/22/2014 6:38:01 PM PDT 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: SeeSharp

Roger, it starts with District support and expands Statewide as said earlier. I guess that the State sometimes has a hard time digesting the actions of our Senators, or maybe just doesn’t care anymore.


27 posted on 03/22/2014 6:38:09 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: The Working Man

.......and being seen campaigning with the head scum bag Bill Clinton isn’t helping her cause either...............


28 posted on 03/22/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Din Maker

Are we hoping Grimes wins? It seems that way. I guess as long as we take the Senate, getting rid of McConnell is probably ok especially since he wants to reset the votes back to 60 for judges…..


29 posted on 03/22/2014 6:40:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: DemforBush

I also hope that McConnell loses but it is going to be an uphill fight against an incumbent so vote accordingly and hope!


30 posted on 03/22/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: The Working Man

How does she know this?


31 posted on 03/22/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: The Working Man

True, because much of McConnell’s support will get behind Bevin and this will leave Grimes far behind.

On the other hand if McConnell takes the primary, Bevin’s support will not follow him because they are disgusted with such a duplicitous character that is McConnell. In this case, Grimes wins.


32 posted on 03/22/2014 6:49:07 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Hostage

“True, because much of McConnell’s support will get behind Bevin and this will leave Grimes far behind.

On the other hand if McConnell takes the primary, Bevin’s support will not follow him because they are disgusted with such a duplicitous character that is McConnell. In this case, Grimes wins.”
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BINGO!


33 posted on 03/22/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RIghtwardHo

Is this one of those states where Dems can vote in the Republican Primary so they can vote for McConnell and shut out Grimes ?


34 posted on 03/22/2014 7:42:52 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Newbomb Turk
no, it's a closed/separate primary.

35 posted on 03/22/2014 7:45:26 PM PDT 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: Din Maker

Go Matt Go


36 posted on 03/22/2014 7:47:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: House Atreides
BINGO!
as been said before,"He's toast" and that's just one of his grave problems, it's a low turnout
election. He can't/won't appeal to the Conservative voters, he's told them to go to HELL.

37 posted on 03/22/2014 7:58:16 PM PDT 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: Still Thinking

McConnell is viciously going after Bevin in ways he will NEVER go after Grimes in the General.

The fact is, McConnell and Grimes support the same-exact thing: behemoth federal government.

They just differ on who gets to impose it’s tyranny and wield the leash and the lash - their purpose is the same.

Which is why McConnell is spending so much time, money and effort to demonically destroy Bevin.

As McConnell said last week:”We are going to destroy Conservatives wherever we find them”.

You cannot convince me that Grimes and McConnell are not working for the same objective overall.


38 posted on 03/22/2014 8:13:16 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: RIghtwardHo

McConnell loses this seat.

Take it to the bank.
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In the Primary or the General Election? Whaddya think?


39 posted on 03/22/2014 8:15:02 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: upchuck

I don’t have a link at my fingertips at the moment, but we’ve seen different poll results posted here on FR that say Grimes Defeats McConnell, but, Bevin defeats Grimes.


40 posted on 03/22/2014 8:17:35 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Hostage

If Bevin pulls a miracle and wins the primary - I guarantee that McConnell will NOT support Bevin. He will work behind the scenes to get Grimes in the seat while being mum about Bevin.

The Ruling Class Statists hate Conservatives more than they oppose Democrats. Just look at his comments about us from last week’s NYT.

If Bevin wins the primary - the national GOP will leave him twist on the vine by himself. My prediction.


41 posted on 03/22/2014 8:18:16 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cen-Tejas

.......and being seen campaigning with the head scum bag Bill Clinton isn’t helping her cause either...............
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It could be worse. She could be being seen with Barry Sotero.


42 posted on 03/22/2014 8:23:09 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: INVAR

Typical a$$hole RINO. Juan McPantsStain spent $20 a vote to defeat conservative challenger J. D. Hayworth in 10 — MONEY CONSERVATIVES GAVE HIM, GRUDGINGLY, TO DEFEAT THE SLIGHTLY WORSE OBAMA. He sat on it, threw the election, then when he’s running against a conservative, is suddenly NOT the moribund surrender monkey he was against Obama. All of a sudden, this was a feisty motivated candidate who not only know how to run, but actually cared if he did. And it STILL cost him $20 a vote even in an open-primary state. Oh yeah, and there was a move on to close the (R) primaries that cycle and he crushed it. A$$hole.


43 posted on 03/22/2014 8:32:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: napscoordinator; All
Are we hoping Grimes wins? It seems that way. I guess as long as we take the Senate, getting rid of McConnell is probably ok...

Here's the thing naps: I predict that we take 9 Seats from the Dems in November (AK, AR, CO, LA, MI, MT, NC, SD and WV). We don't need Mitch to win against Grimes (If he gets past Bevin.) Actually, it would be a blessing because there would be no "heir apparent" around to claim the Majority Leader post. And don't let anyone tell you that in that case it would be John Cornyn. As narcissistic as those guys are, not to mention power-hungry, there would be a contested race for SML, I guarantee.
44 posted on 03/22/2014 8:32:49 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Fungi

How does she know this?
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They have these things called “Polls”. Numerous polls show her defeating McConnell but losing to Bevin. PLEASE SEE POST #16. Thanks.


45 posted on 03/22/2014 8:36:29 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

The important question is- How does Grimes poll against Bevin?


46 posted on 03/22/2014 8:53:55 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
But wait a minute...I thought, since McConnell is an enlightened, lovable moderate and all, that he’d get those crossover votes and defeat Grimes! Isn’t that the recipe for Republicans if they want to win, per the Dems?

Essentially, McConnell will run as a Democrat and lose. It's known as the Rove/Romney strategy.

47 posted on 03/22/2014 8:55:40 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: matthew fuller

Various polls have shown her defeating McConnell, but losing to Bevin. Here’s one that shows Bevin winning against Grimes. Don’t forget: He’s a newcomer to politics and is not as well known now as he will be come the Primary on May 20th. And he’s defeating an entrenched KY politician.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_bevin_vs_grimes-4267.html


48 posted on 03/22/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: INVAR

Cruz endorsed Mitch. That makes me want to cry.


49 posted on 03/22/2014 9:28:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Din Maker
We don't need Mitch to win against Grimes

We'll need that extra vote for cloture with a Republican President in 2017. Also, repealing Obamacare with fifty votes at that point will be no political picnic. Some Republican senators will want to compromise. The bigger the caucus the better, Rino women and all. That bunch wouldn't make Cruz or Lee majority leader anyway. What improvement would come from a McConnell loss? Meanwhile, where is Palin to boost Bevin?

50 posted on 03/22/2014 9:33:40 PM PDT by Kennard
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