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Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible
wfpl.org ^ | 4/7/14 | Phillip Bailey

Posted on 04/07/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT by cotton1706

With the Kentucky primary election six weeks away supporters of Republican Matt Bevin believe the tea party-backed challenger to Mitch McConnell still has a chance to pull off an upset.

McConnell leads Bevin by double-digits in every poll and has brutalized his challenger in attack ads, calling him a "con man" and "fraud" in campaign materials.

A Wenzel Strategies survey shows McConnell's negative attacks are working. The majority of voters have no opinion on Bevin, but his unfavorable rating is at 30 percent compared to 24 percent who view the Louisville businessman favorably.

But among the over 3,500 conservative activists and candidates who gathered in downtown Louisville this weekend as part of a FreedomWorks event, enthusiasm for Bevin remains solid. "I think a lot of people are disappointed with what’s happened in Washington and Sen. McConnell’s been there for the last 30 years," said Charlie Parson of Richmond, Ky. "When he was in leadership we had the White House and both branches of Congress for several years and we still racked up a huge debt. And he hasn’t done anything to help us as a nation to get things under control. I think we have to step out and choose someone like Matt Bevin." Many of the speakers, including radio personality Glenn Beck, praised Bevin while hammering McConnell's campaign style. The voters in attendance told WFPL they are also fed up with the negative attacks.

"I think it’s shameful what he’s doing," said Debbie Parsons, also from of Richmond. "If (McConnell) can’t run on his record after all this time in office, is that what he fights for, using dirt and mud and things that are just manufactured? It’s shameful that somebody of his caliber can’t do better than that."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 04/07/2014 12:23:11 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Not from Kentucky — can Bevin beat the Dem? Serious question...

Don’t want a repeat of Sharon Angle in Nevada...


2 posted on 04/07/2014 12:26:34 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: cotton1706
Next Bevin ad:


3 posted on 04/07/2014 12:27:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tulane

Sharon Angle was up against Demented Dingy, not his Sock Puppet.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tulane

From Kentucky — Bevin can beat the dem, Alison Lundergan Grimes. Don’t think McConnell can.


5 posted on 04/07/2014 12:32:30 PM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

Then Bevin needs to win...get it done, K-Y!


6 posted on 04/07/2014 12:33:29 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

“Don’t want a repeat of Sharon Angle in Nevada...”

So, if Bevin were to garner the nomination he’d be running against the Senate Majority Leader?

Your GOPe talking points are tiresome and don’t make sense.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Don’t be a tool...I was simply asking a question, not stating talking points. Do you understand the difference between an interragotory and definitive statement?


8 posted on 04/07/2014 12:35:39 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: cotton1706

Thad “Enough” Cochran is trying to do the same in Mississippi to the Tea Party candidate but I don’t think it is working.


9 posted on 04/07/2014 12:36:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: cotton1706

Bevin sounded superb in the Mark Levin interview I heard.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 12:36:49 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I am from Mississippi...live in NOVA now...

Cochran is going down, and we will have a more conservative senator in January 2015...

Thad has been there way too long...


11 posted on 04/07/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

The Sharon Angle, Christine O’Donnell boogyman is a hallmark of GOPe rhetoric.

Quacks like a duck, dude.


12 posted on 04/07/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

I forgot, did they win?

You need a padded cell...you’re seeing boogeymen who aren’t there...

I want a GOP majority...If Bevin can win, vote for him. If he is a nut job, like Angle (CO in my opinion was unfairly attacked and buried by the media before she had a chance)...then someone else needs to be on the ticket...even if it is the majority leader, who I only agree with 50-60% of the time...

For the record, a poster above clarified...Bevin can win...


13 posted on 04/07/2014 12:50:35 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Tulane

“Not from Kentucky — can Bevin beat the Dem? Serious question...

Don’t want a repeat of Sharon Angle in Nevada...”
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Yes, if Bevin wins the primary he could and would win the general against the DimocRAT. Bevins polls better than the VERY unpopular McConnell when polled against the DimocRAT.

McConnell is going to lose his seat this year, one way or another. The seat will be taken either by Bevin or the DimocRAT in the race. What’s YOUR choice?


14 posted on 04/07/2014 12:52:01 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Bevin all the way...

Sounds like Mississippi...although, whoever wins the primary there, will win the election, so might as well get rid of the RINO...


15 posted on 04/07/2014 12:53:58 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: House Atreides

“Yes, if Bevin wins the primary he could and would win the general against the DimocRAT. Bevins polls better than the VERY unpopular McConnell when polled against the DimocRAT.”

So this is Cognitive Dissonance! The GOP voters elect an unelectable RINO, and the RAT wins the general. Looks as though at least in Kentucky, the “average GOP voter” is dumber than a box of rocks.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: cotton1706

Do you believe in Miracles?

I am waiting for a Brunette from "the Outer-Lands" to chime in, then IMHO all h&!! breaks loose :-)

17 posted on 04/07/2014 1:14:26 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Tulane

You are too defensive. Your question was fine and of great interest and importance.

The allusion to Angle just muddied things up.

As I’ve followed this from another State, and being one who would like to see McConnell replaced, it seems polls have shown Bevin winning the general but McConnell losing.

Yet, polls regarding the primary show McConnell soundly beating Bevin.

That would be among Republican only voters, I assume. So, the polls don’t make that much sense to me.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 1:41:39 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

They need a republican to win...even if it is McConnell...

I have a hard time believing that Bevin could be seasoned enough to beat McConnel, but not the Democrat...

It’s too bad its not like Mississippi...If Cochran goes down, I have no doubt Chris McDaniel wins the general...So, it is easy to vote against Cochran and for McDaniel...Always vote for the most conservative WHO CAN WIN.

As much as McConnell has been a disappointment, at least I agree with him more than a Democrat...Hopefully, Bevin can beat him and win the general...Bevin has to win the whole thing, it is no good if Grimes wins...


19 posted on 04/07/2014 1:48:22 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: ifinnegan

“...Yet, polls regarding the primary show McConnell soundly beating Bevin.

That would be among Republican only voters, I assume. So, the polls don’t make that much sense to me.”
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It’s called NAME RECOGNITION-—and, as far as polling goes, it makes sense.


20 posted on 04/07/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: cotton1706

Wishes, dreams and anecdotes don’t win elections.


21 posted on 04/07/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cotton1706
I just sent in my donation to Matt Bevin.
22 posted on 04/07/2014 2:01:16 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: ifinnegan

They’re not boogeymen, they were Not-read-for-prime-time candidates.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 2:02:11 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: House Atreides

I thought it was called Democrats voting in a GOP primary.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 2:04:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Thats the GOPe line to a tee.

Exactly the same as my boogie man analogy.


25 posted on 04/07/2014 2:04:54 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: cotton1706

All I can say is this... The continual trashing of Matt Bevin by McConnell is backfiring, BIG TIME.

One of my neighbors, who was a staunch McConnell fan and voter just informed me that he was done with him. Why? The constant drumbeat of Fraud, Tax Cheat, etc. against Bevin caused this man and his wife to do their own research.

After listening for nearly a half and hour before I had to leave found me shaking my head in amazement, McConnell’s team has definitely “screwed the pooch” with that family.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 2:41:21 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: 1010RD

I thought it was called Democrats voting in a GOP primary.
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I’m not familiar with the State’s election laws. Are they allowed to do that in Kentucky?


27 posted on 04/07/2014 2:46:45 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ifinnegan

That’s the truth.

Every potential TEA Party candidate or supporter should start right here: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/


28 posted on 04/07/2014 3:00:24 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: The Working Man

“After listening for nearly a half and hour before I had to leave found me shaking my head in amazement, McConnell’s team has definitely “screwed the pooch” with that family.”

Lord, I pray there are thousands of others like them.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 3:04:04 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: vette6387

Yes, we in the GOP have our share of low-info voters.


30 posted on 04/07/2014 3:24:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: cotton1706; All

I believed an upset was possible too until this came out today.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3141847/posts

Turn out the lights; the party’s over.


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:08:11 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: vette6387

Looks as though at least in Kentucky, the “average GOP voter” is dumber than a box of rocks.
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Hey, it’s Kentucky!


32 posted on 04/09/2014 7:44:27 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: ifinnegan

So, the polls don’t make that much sense to me.
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What are the polls are saying by saying that Bevin beats the Dem but McConnell doesn’t? They’re saying that a lot of KY folks do NOT want to vote for a Democrat but they just cannot stomach Mitch “The Bitch” any longer.


33 posted on 04/09/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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