Skip to comments.Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible
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 whats happened in Washington and Sen. McConnells 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 hasnt 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 its shameful what hes doing," said Debbie Parsons, also from of Richmond. "If (McConnell) cant 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? Its shameful that somebody of his caliber cant do better than that."
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Not from Kentucky — can Bevin beat the Dem? Serious question...
Don’t want a repeat of Sharon Angle in Nevada...
Sharon Angle was up against Demented Dingy, not his Sock Puppet.
From Kentucky — Bevin can beat the dem, Alison Lundergan Grimes. Don’t think McConnell can.
Then Bevin needs to win...get it done, K-Y!
“Dont 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.
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?
Thad “Enough” Cochran is trying to do the same in Mississippi to the Tea Party candidate but I don’t think it is working.
Bevin sounded superb in the Mark Levin interview I heard.
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...
The Sharon Angle, Christine O’Donnell boogyman is a hallmark of GOPe rhetoric.
Quacks like a duck, dude.
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...
“Not from Kentucky can Bevin beat the Dem? Serious question...
Dont want a repeat of Sharon Angle in Nevada...”
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?
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...
“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.
I am waiting for a Brunette from "the Outer-Lands" to chime in, then IMHO all h&!! breaks loose :-)
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.
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...
“...Yet, polls regarding the primary show McConnell soundly beating Bevin.
That would be among Republican only voters, I assume. So, the polls dont make that much sense to me.”
It’s called NAME RECOGNITION-—and, as far as polling goes, it makes sense.