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Outcome of republican primaries key for control of congress
turkishweekly.net ^ | 5/15/14

Posted on 05/15/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT by cotton1706

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — Republicans in a number of U.S. states head to the polls in coming weeks to vote in primary elections to pick the party's candidate for November's midterm elections. The primaries in some of these states are seen as a test of the conservative Tea Party movement, which has been influential in Republican party politics since scoring significant victories in the 2010 midterms.

In Kentucky, Senate Republican Minority leader Mitch McConnell faces a primary challenge from a Tea Party-backed candidate. But, waning enthusiasm for some of the Tea Party candidates could affect the outcome of these races with party control of Congress next year hanging in the balance.

Conservative Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin has forged a well-traveled path throughout Kentucky in his bid for the U.S. Senate. He says he hears the same concerns among voters across the state.

“They’re worried about the economy. They are worried about their ability to maintain their own jobs, let alone their children and grandchildren," said Bevin.

Those are the concerns of Bowling Green, Kentucky voters such as Brian and Claudia Strow, who are looking for a candidate that can best bring job growth to Kentucky.

“Our unemployment rate is still much higher than the national average, it is 7.9 percent here in March. People are looking around trying to ask what kind of government policies might be conducive to job creation," said Claudia Strow.

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

1 posted on 05/15/2014 7:43:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
OK, how'd you find the Turkish Weekly.

"But, waning enthusiasm for some of the Tea Party candidates could affect the outcome of these races with party control of Congress next year hanging in the balance."

This opinion comes just 2 days after Ben Sasse's big win in Nebraska and other Tea Party victories on Tuesday's primaries. Template reporters in action.

2 posted on 05/15/2014 9:47:14 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: cotton1706

Tea Party is waning? Really? Who is the author if the trash?


3 posted on 05/15/2014 3:23:43 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: cotton1706
"People are looking around trying to ask what kind of government policies might be conducive to job creation," said Claudia Strow.

"Get the hell out of the way" is always the best government policy, Claudia.

4 posted on 05/15/2014 3:27:25 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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