Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary
Posted on 06/06/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT by Hoodat
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking sides in the Mississippi Senate primary run-off, stepping out to help raise money for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., against his Tea Party challenger, Chris McDaniel.
McConnell will host a "run-off reception" benefiting Cochran, a six-term incumbent, on the evening of June 10 at the National Republican Senatorial Committee in Washington.
In an email to party donors Friday, obtained by the Washington Examiner, McConnell warned that the outcome of the contest "will have a very real impact on our fight for the Majority," even though Mississippi is considered a Republican stronghold.
"Our friend Thad is in a battle in the coming weeks that will have a very real impact on our fight for the Majority," McConnell wrote. "You have helped all of us in the past, and we need your help for him now."
"It is critical that he has financial resources now, and we are going to make sure he has them," McConnell continued. "... We have been in this situation before and all of us know well from experience, this is no time to sit on the sidelines."
Indeed, McConnell recently trounced a Tea Party challenger, Matt Bevin, on his own turf in Kentucky during a primary race last month, spending millions of dollars in the process.
But Cochran's situation is unique among Senate incumbents this year. Because Cochran fell short of 50 percent in the initial primary vote last week, the race with McDaniel will head to a run-off -- . . .
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You know, can I throw something out here? I really hope that I’m not hearing what I think I’m hearing.
Here’s the deal. YOu fight the fight, you do your best for your candidate, then what ever the outcome, we draw ranks and support the most electable conservative candidate. We don’t sit home and pout. The objective is to win the senate.
Bigger statement: Vote for the Democrat.
birds of a feather, they are partners in crime
Ditch Mitch is still hell bent on continuing his part of the 0bama War on America. An 0bama GOPer he is.
And now that it's broken.... all bets should be off.
Of course, traditionally, incumbent republicans don't appeal to democrat voters to put them over the top in primaries, either, but the liberal GOP-E is breaking lots of rules and letting us know just what they are.
Send a donation to Chris and an email to McConnell telling him about it.
Cochran LOST, he needs to stand down to show us how it is done.
Like in 2010, when Cornyn deliberately threw the Senate and backed Democrats?
Rand took sides.....
Can I call him a scumbag here?
McConnell continues his war against conservatism
Not any more.
We no longer will support the enemies of conservatism of either party.
I just got an email from Mitt R asking me to donate $5 to the NRSC. If you do so, then you are in a lottery to get to have lunch with him in Boston, all expenses paid.
Strangely, I think I’m inclined to donate the $5.
If I win, I’m going to blast the crap out of him, on behalf of everyone here at FR, and elsewhere, who believe as we do.
I would encourage everyone who got this email to do the same! (But ...no more than $5!).
That's your objective. Mine is to destroy liberal republicans, so that if they do regain the Senate, they govern in a conservative manner.
Lord knows they haven't governed in a conservative manner when they've had the majority before.
Besides, Mitch has said he'll reach out to the Dems, and make it easier for them to block conservative legislation if he wins (questionable) and if the pubs win the Senate.
Personally, I hope Mitch loses the general election.
And if McDaniel wins it’ll be interesting how he and McConnell will get along together...assuming McConnell wins as well.
I can't wait to see them lose.