Skip to comments.FreedomWorks to fete conservative challengers in McConnell's backyard
Posted on 03/25/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by cotton1706
A duo of conservative candidates will descend on Kentucky to appear with Sen. Mitch McConnells (R-Ky.) challenger, Matt Bevin, just two months out from his primary.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, Sen. Thad Cochrans (R-Miss.) primary challenger, and California Republican House candidate Igor Birman, running for Rep. Ami Beras (D) seat, will both appear at FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event FreedomWorks is hosting in Louisville on April 5. The group has endorsed all three candidates.
Glenn Beck and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe will also appear at the event. According to a release, it will bring together grassroots activists from across the country to hear a series of conservative entrepreneurs, pundits and community leaders speak. Bevin has struggled to gain traction in his primary against McConnell, despite the senators low popularity and Bevins near-sweep of conservative endorsements. The most recent survey, conducted for a group backing McConnell, showed Bevin picking up about a quarter of the GOP primary vote.
He and his supporters insist once theyre able to spread their message theyll gain some ground. So far, Bevin hasnt launched any significant television advertising, relying primarily on radio ads and 15-second TV spots.
His newest radio ad, out Tuesday, outlines McConnells resume, as though the senator is sitting for a job interview. It cites his votes for the financial bailout, charges that hes lived nearly 50 years ... on the taxpayer dime and voted for billions and billions in wasteful spending, including the Bridge to Nowhere.
Senator McConnell, thanks for your time, but the voters of Kentucky are looking for an actual conservative, not one who pretends to be once every six years, the narrator concludes.
A national conservative gathering in his own backyard could further help him boost his profile.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
It has a nice ring to it, don’tcha think?
So far, Bevin hasnt launched any significant television advertising, relying primarily on radio ads and 15-second TV spots.
At first, that disturbed me, but, then I remembered that in the Texas GOP Primary this month, John Cornyn used all the Talk Radio and News Radio stations to his advantage. That’s where the Primary voters are; not watching “American Idol”. I NEVER saw a Cornyn Ad on TV, but I heard them all the time on the Radio. Apparently it worked for ol’ Cornhole; he beat 7 opponents without a run-off. RUN THOSE RADIO ADS MATT!!!