Skip to comments.Bevin, conservatives rally in McConnell's backyard
Posted on 04/06/2014 6:06:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Conservative activists from across the country came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's hometown on Saturday to insist that their fight against established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections isn't over.
The downtown Louisville rally served as a lift for McConnell challenger Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman who wants to capitalize on the same tea party energy that helped Rand Paul defeat McConnell's choice for the state's other Senate seat two years ago.
The event also was intended as a morale booster as the so-called liberty movement tries to put its imprint on an election cycle where McConnell and many of his fellow Republican incumbents appear to be in a strong position to win their party's nomination. Speakers accused the Republican Senate leader and his colleagues of joining President Barack Obama in perpetuating a behemoth central government.
Bevin charged McConnell, who's held his seat since 1985 with "selfishness ... hubris ... and cowardice." And he encouraged his supporters not to be cowed by polls suggesting a McConnell advantage. "If you think we cannot win, then you're right," Bevin said, looking out at signs that urged voters to "Ditch Mitch."
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Its too bad McConnell is going to likely win another term. He will end up majority leader and you will see him do the Harry Reid thing of making sure no tea party bills get to the floor for a vote.
I am not giving up hope. We have had great (leftist) upsets in the past.
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