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McConnell beats Tea Party challenge to win primary
Fox News ^ | 05/20/14 | Foxnews.com

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady

At present, every poll has McConnell’s race against Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, as a dead heat with Election Day just six months away.

Grimes also easily won her Tuesday primary.

Her race with McConnell also is expected to be the most expensive congressional race this election cycle, as Republicans try to win a net six seats to take control of the upper chamber. If that happened, McConnell would replace Nevada's Democratic Sen. Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; primary; teaparty

1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

Elections don’t always work out as they should!


2 posted on 05/20/2014 8:10:30 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle
But never give up.

As what George Washington and his Revolutionary Army believed in, that they were determined to see it through.
3 posted on 05/20/2014 8:12:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Wisconsinlady

When Soros has an ownership interest in the electronic voting machine manufacturer this shouldn’t surprise anyone. They have just about gotten rid of paper voting everywhere now so the only place where the count is kept is in digital format along with the digital voting evidence. How does that make you feel now?


4 posted on 05/20/2014 8:12:38 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Wisconsinlady

And in doing so, he trashed and “crushed” the same voters he will
need to beat Grimes. Good luck with that. Especially since he won his
last election by only 6%.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Guess the only recourse now is to vote for the democRAT.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 8:15:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

7 posted on 05/20/2014 8:18:08 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: tennmountainman

Bummer, but I think they see the movement and maybe it makes them a little nervous.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 8:19:08 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Wisconsinlady
Bevin sunk his own campaign with that stupid cockfighting incident. Add another one to the list of candidates who have the right positions but make stupid, bonehead mistakes on the campaign trail (e.g., Mourdock, Akin, O'Donnell, Angle, ...). It's not enough to be right in politics, you also have to be smart and not make stupid mistakes, because the media will tear a conservative to shreds with it.
9 posted on 05/20/2014 8:22:15 PM PDT by chimera
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To: American Constitutionalist

Well, at my age, I do give up but hope that the upcoming generation learns better and are better leaders.

Waiting for the awakening.


10 posted on 05/20/2014 8:23:37 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: chimera
In other words, you're advocating for Republicans to tread lightly and give in to the leftist media narrative about them.
11 posted on 05/20/2014 8:24:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: chimera

I agree, be honest, have no problems in your past, and be truthful when running for office. Damn, that would eliminate about 95% of candidates! What does that tell us - maybe that the wrong candidates are running for office?

When we finally get down to farmers and machinists running then we can get down to facts. We have long given in to those who are running for political office as if they are decent folks instead of questioning them and looking into their past...geez. When we will we ever learn, if you expect the media to do that then you are as ignorant as they are.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 8:36:58 PM PDT by Deagle (ues)
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To: Deagle

We pick the dumbest conservatives ever....every dang time. It is no wonder we lose. We picked an idiot who thought Cockfighting was a good idea.....in today’s world, where is he?????


13 posted on 05/20/2014 8:41:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

The TeaParty needs to do more in vetting and supporting GOP opponents to RINOS than merely picking/supporting any GOPer who is opposing a sitting RINO. Being against a RINO is not enough to win on. There has to be more substance there.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 8:47:02 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wisconsinlady; All
when Mitch the *itch (Himself-GOP/E); "declared War" on Conservatism/TEA-LUA Party.
i don't know of any Conservatives who shall support him now, he's "burnt his bridges"
to US/KY. He's no different than corrupt "Rustler" Reid..very similar to Dick Lugar.

15 posted on 05/20/2014 8:48:52 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Kentucky voters deserve Grimer for senate at this point. Fools.

Bobby Jindal was right. The stupid party accurately describes not only the establishment, but most primary voters too.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 8:51:41 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: skinkinthegrass

McConnell is Dick Lugar. The problem is, he has more power to screw conservatives at every turn. The man is poison.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Kentucky voters deserve Grimer for senate at this point. Fools.

Lemme guess.

Open primary?

18 posted on 05/20/2014 8:54:37 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Now should we elect Grimes or should we re-elect Mitch?


19 posted on 05/20/2014 8:57:15 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: ROCKLOBSTER

Not sure, but I would not be surprised if McConnell loses us this seat.


20 posted on 05/20/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Wisconsinlady

I newcomer spending only about $4 million with help gets 35% vs a career man that barely gets above 60%. It’s a start.

Eleven points more and he’s gone.


21 posted on 05/20/2014 9:06:35 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Viennacon
precisely.

22 posted on 05/20/2014 9:07:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I don’t plan on wasting my gas. But if I live in Kaintuck I’d waste it to go vote for anyone but Mitch.


23 posted on 05/20/2014 9:07:20 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Fledermaus

It has to be said, Bevin outperformed the polls by quite a wide margin. I’d like to see the man in Congress.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 9:08:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: chimera

I don’t want them to stop speaking their minds but vetting the interview might be smart. Sure, these aren’t consultant picked off-the-rack white teethed robots.

But I’ll take one of them over any RINO anytime. Just look at the crap that comes out of the mouths of GOPe vetted candidates. It’s mumbling incoherence.

The road is long.


25 posted on 05/20/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Viennacon

Lugar headed the GOP Senate Campaign Committee in 1984 when McC was first elected. He took a special interest in the candidate from his neighboring state. TN though replaced Howard Baker with algore in the same election. And Jennings Randolph defeated John Raese in WV.


26 posted on 05/20/2014 9:39:59 PM PDT by Theodore R. (It's inevitable: status quo Kentuckians are incapable of saying "No" to McC!)
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To: ExCTCitizen
I don't live in KY, but I think if I did, I would not vote for McConnell, but I certainly would not vote for the democrat because that sends the message to the elites that the GOP needs to be even more left wing than the elites have made it now. If you want to really send a message, vote for the conservative 3rd party candidate who most closely reflects your own views, or don't vote at all, or hold your nose and vote for the rino. Please do not under any circumstances vote for the democrat unless you honestly feel he would do a better job of representing KY.
27 posted on 05/20/2014 9:43:56 PM PDT by erkelly
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To: erkelly

I hear you, but it’s almost worth voting for the Lefty to see the RINO rat sink.


28 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:38 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: chimera

I hadn’t heard about the cock-fighting incident. Will you fill me in on that please?


29 posted on 05/20/2014 9:57:47 PM PDT by Spunky (BIG GOVERNMENT MAKES SMALLER CITIZENS.)
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To: napscoordinator

“We picked an idiot who thought Cockfighting was a good idea

Cockfighting like amnesty is a big draw for the illegal alien vote. Im sure some double agent told him he would win the hispanic vote there.


30 posted on 05/20/2014 10:16:32 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Breto

“I hadn’t heard about the cock-fighting incident. Will you fill me in on that please?”

Unlike what it may sound it is not a homosexual jousting sport. Its chicken fighting popularized in the Mexican and cuban communities.


31 posted on 05/20/2014 10:18:34 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: tennmountainman

If people don’t go out and vote in the general ‘cause their guy got beat in the primary then they’re effin’ losers...


32 posted on 05/20/2014 10:22:55 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

They don’t have to tread lightly, buit in general, if they say something stupid, they need to be ready to put some beat-down on libtardian pundits afterwards. It’s not the stupidity that kills them, it’s the Ah, errr, ahh, duh... afterwards.


33 posted on 05/20/2014 10:25:54 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Fledermaus; Wuli
The strength of the Tea Party is also its weakness. How can a movement of ideas, that has no official party apparatus, vett a candidate?
34 posted on 05/21/2014 2:30:03 AM PDT by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Maybe I should send money to the Rat running against him?


35 posted on 05/21/2014 3:44:46 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No, I’m saying be smart enough to anticipate the traps the ‘Rats and the media will set for you and don’t say stupid things that let you fall into them. Otherwise you’ll spend the rest of your campaign answering questions about “legitimate rape” and witchcraft. Just be ready with reasonable answers and don’t let them draw you into an ambush. Campaign Strategy 101: don’t say or do stupid things. Why is that seemingly so hard for conservatives to understand?


36 posted on 05/21/2014 5:58:55 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Wisconsinlady

Over two million residents did not vote at all for anyone.

What does that say about b_tch McConnell’s ability to draw votes?


37 posted on 05/21/2014 6:13:58 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Can they elect a “write-in” candidate?


38 posted on 05/21/2014 6:16:34 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Fledermaus

“I don’t want them to stop speaking their minds but vetting the interview might be smart. Sure, these aren’t consultant picked off-the-rack white teethed robots. But I’ll take one of them over any RINO anytime. Just look at the crap that comes out of the mouths of GOPe vetted candidates. It’s mumbling incoherence.”

Absolutely correct.

The Republican Establishment/Dims are ready to jump on any slip-up by a conservative, and scream “Look, look at what he/she said, did, or didn’t say!!!! Nevermind that our guy has bankrupted the country, look at that stupid statement the conservative made!!! That disqualifies him/her. You have to elect the Republican Establishment/Dim candidate, who will finish off the country, because we don’t want someone who makes a slip-up even if they will vote to put the country back on the right track.”

Even low-information voters should not be that stupid.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 6:34:28 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: buckalfa

Good point. The voters need to do their homework before nominating candidates.


40 posted on 05/21/2014 11:26:00 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: buckalfa

you can do it individually


41 posted on 05/21/2014 11:33:18 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: erkelly

Mitch won, so I think we should unite to defeat the Dem. Yes, he might not be 100% conservative, but do we think Grimes would be conservative?


42 posted on 05/22/2014 5:18:55 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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