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After Primary Win, McConnell Faces Hollywood, Harry Reid
News Max ^ | May 21, 2014 | John Gizzi

Posted on 05/24/2014 3:24:36 PM PDT by Din Maker

No sooner had tea party-backed Matt Bevin conceded defeat in the Kentucky primary on Tuesday than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began to focus his fire on Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes — who will have strong backing from Hollywood liberals, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Bill Clinton.

A SurveyUSA poll showed Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, leading McConnell by a margin of 43 percent to 42 percent among likely voters statewide.

Last August, entertainment industry power broker and DreamWorks executive Jeffrey Katzenberg sent an email urging associates to support Grimes at a private fundraising event in Los Angeles.

"There is no more important election being held next year in this country," Katzenberg wrote. "Alison is the antidote to McConnell and all he represents."

Although Senate leaders of the opposing parties historically don't work against one another in re-election bids, this is not the case with McConnell and Reid, of Nevada.

On June 5, Reid will host a fundraising breakfast in Washington on behalf of Grimes.

"Of course, everybody knows I hope she wins," Reid said of Grimes in an interview with NBC-TV's Chuck Todd.

Grimes, 35 and in her first term as Kentucky secretary of state, frequently invokes the name of longtime family friend Bill Clinton, considered more popular in the state than either Reid or President Barack Obama.

Both the 42nd president and his wife, Hillary Clinton, are expected to stump on Grimes' behalf this fall.

While distancing herself from the current president, Grimes has come close to endorsing Obamacare, saying last August that "we need to find common-sense solutions in moving forward with the implementation."

It seems likely McConnell will hit that statement hard in what promises to be an all-out brawl to retain his Senate seat.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; senateraces
I'm thinking Mitch could bite the dust in November
1 posted on 05/24/2014 3:24:37 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker
"After Primary Win, McConnell Faces Hollywood, Harry Reid"


2 posted on 05/24/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Din Maker

Actually he faces every angry conservative in KY.
KY conservatives who he trashed and then bragged about crushing them.

Now he wants those angry KY conservatives to crawl over glass to vote
for him?

Good luck with that Mitch.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 3:27:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

Nah...you got some die hards on this board but in the end conservatives will rallyvaround McConnell and he’ll win easily.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 3:30:22 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: tennmountainman

I can see the bumper sticker now: Vote Grimes, the real Democrat.


5 posted on 05/24/2014 3:31:51 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Din Maker

McConnell seems to be one of the most effective enemies of Conservatism that the dims have in the senate- I am very happy to see their opposition to Mitch.


6 posted on 05/24/2014 3:33:54 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: tennmountainman; All

Actually he faces every angry conservative in KY.
KY conservatives who he trashed and then bragged about crushing them.
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Don’t count on it. If you read the article, The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project and numerous Tea Party groups in KY are backing him now.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 3:34:34 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Im wondering how many weeks from now will Rand Paul put his foot in his mouth and talk about how immigration reform is possible.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 3:35:58 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Blackirish
He didn't win easily in his last general election. He won by 6%. That was against a poor dem candidate, and before he pissed off the base with his comments about crushing conservatism.

He's already saying that if he wins, and the pubs take the senate, he'll change the rules so that it's easier for the dems to amend bills.

Long term, and strategically, he needs to lose, because he's never going to govern in a conservative manner.

/johnny

9 posted on 05/24/2014 3:36:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Din Maker

That doesn’t mean that conservatives will turn out for him.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Din Maker
Lots of groups are backing Cornyn, now that he won his primary. I still won't vote for the liberal bastard in the general election.

/johnny

11 posted on 05/24/2014 3:38:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Blackirish

Win easily like his last election?
He only won by 6% in his last election.
He has a better opponent this election
KY has more registered Democrat voters than GOP voters.
Plus he has trashed every conservative in KY.

It will only take a small percent (10-12%) of KY conservatives staying
home and we can all celebrate the newest member of Trent Lott’s
Lobbying Firm, Mitch McConnell, FORMER Senator from KY.

However, hoping the rest of GOP candidates win their elections.
We will be just fine without Mitch.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Din Maker

The big question is are conservatives so convinced that McConnell is toxic to the Republican party that they will be willing to cede the seat to a Democrat?

For years, the RINOs have counted on conservatives “grinning and bearing it”, and voting for a RINO instead of staying at home. And the truth is, unless conservatives agree to back them, RINOs will lose.

Conservatives can’t do this all, and at once to the RINOs, because that could cost the entire senate. But they should seriously ponder how better the senate would be with one of the most powerful of the RINOs gone.

Eventually it will reach the threshold, where so many RINOs have been purged that they lose control of the party. And with that happy day, conservatives can attack the Democrats head on without worrying that a knife will be plunged between their shoulder blades by a RINO.

If this upcoming election is pointing to three or more Republican pick ups, then McConnell may safely disposed of.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 3:41:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Blackirish

“conservatives will rallyvaround McConnell”

The only way we’re going to get any respect from Republicrats like McConnell is if they know they will lose without our support.
Republicrats will `rallyvaround’ McConnell, but not conservatives. He’s going to join Richard Luger on the sidelines.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 3:42:46 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Din Maker

What I read is conservative PAC’s have rallied around Mitch.
Don’t confuse that with individual KY conservatives.
There is a difference.
In addition, because the race will be close, only a small percent of
KY conservatives staying home will be payback to RINO Mitch.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 3:46:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Blackirish

ALG, along with Michelle Nunn, still can’t answer the question of how they would have voted on Obamacare..Just beat them with that, over and over.. like a dead mule..


16 posted on 05/24/2014 3:47:11 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Din Maker

“A SurveyUSA poll showed Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, leading McConnell by a margin of 43 percent to 42 percent among likely voters statewide.”

One Democrat running against another.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 4:00:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

That poll was done before McConnell won his primary.
It will be interesting to see what the coming polls look like.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 4:26:18 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: Din Maker
Katzenberg wrote. "Alison is the antidote to McConnell and all he represents."

Almost anyone would be less of a poison than Mitch.
19 posted on 05/24/2014 9:37:27 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Din Maker

I hate to loose a Senate seat, but Mitch needs to go.


20 posted on 05/25/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: tennmountainman

It will only take a small percent (10-12%) of KY conservatives staying home and we can all celebrate
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Why the heck do people talk about “staying home” to protest against the GOPe Senate nominee? That is the race at the top of the ballot..... skip it and vote in the lower ballot races. No sense in giving away the entire farm just to punish the guy at the top. Geesh..... Common sense is becoming a rare commodity around here.


21 posted on 05/26/2014 7:33:45 AM PDT by Din Maker (C)
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To: Din Maker; All

It will only take a small percent (10-12%) of KY conservatives staying home and we can all celebrate
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Why the heck do people talk about “staying home” to protest against the GOPe Senate nominee? That is the race at the top of the ballot..... skip it and vote in the lower ballot races. No sense in giving away the entire farm just to punish the guy at the top. Geesh..... Common sense is becoming a rare commodity around here.


22 posted on 05/26/2014 7:37:56 AM PDT by Din Maker (C)
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To: Din Maker

“It will only take a small percent (10-12%) of KY conservatives staying home and we can all celebrate ...” The democrip strategy for victory in 2014. They have nothing to run on, so they work to keep the opposition to their fascism out of the voting booths. And we have enablers of this strategy working FR daily.


23 posted on 05/26/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Din Maker

Well, I guess the other GOP candidates can blame McConnell
for depressing their voters, as well.
That’s a side effect of trashing and bragging about crushing the same
voters you will need to win from the man at the top of the ticket in KY.
You can place the blame squarely on McConnell if things don’t work out.


24 posted on 05/26/2014 7:55:01 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: MHGinTN

Please explain to me what you mean by “democrip”? I’ve seen that a couple of times. Guess I’m just ignorant.


25 posted on 05/26/2014 6:24:52 PM PDT by Din Maker (C)
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To: Din Maker

The democrat party is a criminal enterprise. They are the crips (of the crips and bloods). Their enablers are the republicants.


26 posted on 05/26/2014 6:55:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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