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Mitch McConnell just took sides in this Republican primary
Washington Examiner ^ | June 6, 2014 | 2:15 pm | Rebecca Berg

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 -- . . .

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: cochran; gope; mcconnell; mcdaniel; rino; ussenate
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So McConnell is raising money that could be spent campaigning against Democrats in November, and is instead using that money to campaign against Republicans in June. If these people had fought as hard against the Democrats as they are now fighting against Conservatives, then we wouldn't have ObamaCare.
1 posted on 06/06/2014 11:36:49 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

Make a statement, Kentucky : in the general election write in "Bevin". He won't win a write-in campaign, but let the GOPe know they can't win either without conservative support -- which they need to *earn*.


2 posted on 06/06/2014 11:39:15 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Hoodat

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.


3 posted on 06/06/2014 11:40:41 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: so_real

Bigger statement: Vote for the Democrat.


4 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:23 AM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Hoodat

birds of a feather, they are partners in crime


5 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:38 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Hoodat

Ditch Mitch is still hell bent on continuing his part of the 0bama War on America. An 0bama GOPer he is.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 11:41:56 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hoodat
Historically, sitting members of the Senate don't take sides in primaries. This is a break from that tradition.

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.

/johnny

8 posted on 06/06/2014 11:43:10 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hoodat
Support Chris McDaniel to oust Thad Cochran in MS

Send a donation to Chris and an email to McConnell telling him about it.

9 posted on 06/06/2014 11:44:29 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: nikos1121

Cochran LOST, he needs to stand down to show us how it is done.


10 posted on 06/06/2014 11:44:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nikos1121

Like in 2010, when Cornyn deliberately threw the Senate and backed Democrats?


11 posted on 06/06/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: JRandomFreeper

Rand took sides.....


12 posted on 06/06/2014 11:45:16 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hoodat

Can I call him a scumbag here?


13 posted on 06/06/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Hoodat

McConnell continues his war against conservatism


14 posted on 06/06/2014 11:46:05 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nikos1121

Not any more.

We no longer will support the enemies of conservatism of either party.


15 posted on 06/06/2014 11:47:22 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Hoodat

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!).


16 posted on 06/06/2014 11:47:26 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: nikos1121
The objective is to win the senate.

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.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/06/2014 11:48:23 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hoodat

And if McDaniel wins it’ll be interesting how he and McConnell will get along together...assuming McConnell wins as well.


18 posted on 06/06/2014 11:49:14 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: staytrue
Your GOP-E boy. Looks like they are going to throw lots of traditions overboard to try to keep their power.

I can't wait to see them lose.

/johnny

19 posted on 06/06/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Paladin2
Cruz didn't.

/johnny

20 posted on 06/06/2014 11:50:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Hoodat

What a surprise


21 posted on 06/06/2014 11:51:36 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: nikos1121

I remember winning the Senate during the Bush years. Trent Lott went on a morning show the next day and talked about conservative issues. Then the Bush people went ape and ran him right out of DC at the earliest opportunity. They only want yes people in their club.


22 posted on 06/06/2014 11:52:39 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yes, I do like your idea.

What would be really great, would be for well-known conservative McDaniel supporters to join together to host an online “Run-off Reception” for McDaniel. (Like Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, TPX, etc.)

Have a set day (or days) to hold a MoneyBomb and an option to send Midge an email/notice, each time the donation is made for Chris McDaniel.

This is beyond low, for McConnell....the Minority *Leader* (cough) to be taking sides, in a party primary run-off, like this.


23 posted on 06/06/2014 11:52:58 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: ConservativeMind

If the democrat were more conservative than the republican ... I could bring myself to do that (to vote for the democrat). But in this case, Grimes is not such a candidate. In the end, she assumes office and McConnell is retired either way. (With retiring McConnell being the victory we seek.) So the result is the same. But she'd have to do it without my vote. I'd be writing in "Bevin".


24 posted on 06/06/2014 11:53:22 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: nikos1121
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.

Funny, the RINOs don't do that.

We don’t sit home and pout.

RINOs do worse than that, actively sabotaging conservative nominees from their own Party.

The objective is to win the senate.

For whom? If the RINOs are allying with Democrats against us, isn't it obvious that they will govern the same way? Why then earn the blame for the results because of a "Republican majority"? Didn't you see what happened in 2006 and 2008?

I think we should look at this on a case-by-case basis. McConnell has now shown himself to be so bad that he may need defeating, as his continued presence in the Senate could well be worse than an ineffectual idiot like Grimes. I don't want conservatives owning the blame for a RINOcrat government.

25 posted on 06/06/2014 11:54:07 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Hoodat

Our national debt has increased about $17,000,000,000,000.00 since Mitch and Thad have been in Washington. You’re doing a fine job boys.

Idiots doing to the same old thing should learn the expect the same old results.


26 posted on 06/06/2014 11:55:04 AM PDT by boycott
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To: so_real
-- I'd be writing in "Bevin". --

Sounds like a plan. It worked for Murkowski.

27 posted on 06/06/2014 11:56:45 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Hoodat

Conservatism works every time it is tried, but you can’t convince the GOPe of that.


28 posted on 06/06/2014 11:57:04 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: so_real

So, Mitch McConnell feels safe in Kentucky, and decides to support the establishment GOP against the true conservative Chris McDaniel.

Well, all of the following endorse Chris:

FreedomWorks
Tea Party Patriots
Gun Owners of America
Sarah Palin
Tea Party Express
The National Association for Gun Rights
Club for Growth
Eagle Forum
Young Americans for Liberty
Gary Bauer
Senate Conservative Fund

I hope it is enough.

McDaniel is precisely the kind of American we need in the U.S. Senate.


29 posted on 06/06/2014 11:57:59 AM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: nikos1121

That is precisely why Karl Rove is on my shit list!


30 posted on 06/06/2014 12:03:04 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Jeff Head

So, Mitch McConnell feels safe in Kentucky, and decides to support the establishment GOP against the true conservative Chris McDaniel.

Well, all of the following endorse Chris:

FreedomWorks
Tea Party Patriots
Gun Owners of America
Sarah Palin
Tea Party Express
The National Association for Gun Rights
Club for Growth
Eagle Forum
Young Americans for Liberty
Gary Bauer
Senate Conservative Fund
Rick Santorum
I hope it is enough.

McDaniel is precisely the kind of American we need in the U.S. Senate.

(I added Rick Santorum)


31 posted on 06/06/2014 12:03:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cboldt

Murkowski ... good point. I would not count on a write-in campaign defeating the minority leader, however. That's a big nut to crack. But, be pleased if the Tea-Party hater is retired, and the message to other Tea-Party haters is received. That will be enough ... for now.


32 posted on 06/06/2014 12:04:13 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Hoodat

He is a sewer rat.


33 posted on 06/06/2014 12:04:19 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Hoodat

And if McDaniel wins it’ll be interesting how he and McConnell will get along together...assuming McConnell wins as well.


34 posted on 06/06/2014 12:04:33 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: nikos1121

Here’s the deal.

If you are a democrat/liberal I won’t vote for you. If you are a republican/Rino I won’t vote for you. If you are a conservative, I will vote for you.

Rush’s replacement today was talking about how people say there was no difference between romney and zero. He believes that isn’t true, and we wouldn’t have obamacare if romney had been elected. Does he not know that romney is the father of obamacare?? Yes, the difference is that it is at the state not federal level, but still, the states are implementing obamacare anyway! The idiot governor of Ohio went along with it!

No more holding my nose to vote for the least worst person. If there is no conservative on the ballot, I am writing in the name of one.


35 posted on 06/06/2014 12:06:25 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: ConservativeMind; so_real; All
Bigger statement: Vote for the Democrat.

I totally disagree -- voting for the Democrat would be an invisible act. For one thing, there'd be zero evidence that your Dem vote was a likely Republican vote gone south. For another thing, you'd still be voting for empowering leftism.

Writing in the name, or voting 3rd party even knowing the candidate will lose, not only registers soundly as a potential Republican vote gone south and deprives a liberal of a vote, but it REDUCES the mandate of whichever liberal, the Republican or the Democrat, wins.

Votes matter. Now, I only think in terms of what I am voting FOR. If that has to be voting FOR a plurality, where whichever liberal wins does so with less than 50%, that is a thousand times better than voting FOR increasing liberalism in both parties, which is what voting for liberal Republicans does.

36 posted on 06/06/2014 12:08:47 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Reddy
Hooray!

Ping to my post 36!

37 posted on 06/06/2014 12:09:28 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Lil Flower; Din Maker; Malichi; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; ...

Ping list ping.


38 posted on 06/06/2014 12:09:42 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Finny

I agree. Do not vote for leftists of either party


39 posted on 06/06/2014 12:09:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: DoodleDawg

“And if McDaniel wins it’ll be interesting how he and McConnell will get along together...assuming McConnell wins as well.”
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Mitch McConnell is worried that he would not have McDaniel’s vote for Leader (and, IMHO, he should be worried about that—particularly after this latest shot). And the duplicitous Mitch KNOWS that he would have the vote of the PUPPET Cochran—for anything he wants.

And I think the odds are even as to whether Mitch wins or loses this November.


40 posted on 06/06/2014 12:10:41 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Hoodat
Red meat for the Tea Party voters in Miss.

Won't save Cochran.

41 posted on 06/06/2014 12:10:58 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Holy cow, Johnny, you sure know how to cut to the chase.

"The objective is to win the senate."
That's your objective. Mine is to destroy liberal republicans, so that if they do regain the Senate, they govern in a conservative manner.

It doesn't get any plainer than that.

42 posted on 06/06/2014 12:12:51 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

Writing in the name, or voting 3rd party even knowing the candidate will lose, not only registers soundly as a potential Republican vote gone south and deprives a liberal of a vote, but it REDUCES the mandate of whichever liberal, the Republican or the Democrat, wins.

Good points, Finny. I agree. When playing the moves ahead, writing in "Matt Bevin" does appear to provide the greatest advantage moving forward.


43 posted on 06/06/2014 12:13:03 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: ConservativeDude
I'm still mad about the Virginia governor's race. The Virginia GOP solicited money from one of my relatives in the Commonwealth who really couldn't afford to give. But she knew the race for Governor was crucial for keeping ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion out of the Commonwealth, so she stroked a check and mailed it in.

It broke her heart later to learn that her money was sent to Chris Christie instead while the GOP abandoned Ken Cuccinelli. And it hurt even worse to see the state GOP stand idly by while the Democrats stole the AG race.

I will never give money to any political party. If I like a candidate, I will donate to that candidate directly.

44 posted on 06/06/2014 12:14:02 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

If Mitch wants this war he can have it. I will support McDaniel.

Mitch is showing his Obama stripes for all to see.


45 posted on 06/06/2014 12:14:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: House Atreides
Mitch McConnell is worried that he would not have McDaniel’s vote for Leader (and, IMHO, he should be worried about that—particularly after this latest shot). And the duplicitous Mitch KNOWS that he would have the vote of the PUPPET Cochran—for anything he wants.

I doubt he's that worried. He knows that all he needs are 50 percent of the Republican senators plus 1. There are enough GOPe votes for that. Those that might be tempted to vote against him will fear the backlash. If McDaniel voted against McConnell for leader he'd be one of only two or three that do.

46 posted on 06/06/2014 12:14:59 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: onyx

Thanks...I do not know how I forgot him.


47 posted on 06/06/2014 12:15:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Hoodat

This bunch is like the cigarette butt that you keep stomping on but Won’t go out!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 06/06/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: onyx

Don’t forget this very important one:

155,040 - Mississippi Primary voters.


49 posted on 06/06/2014 12:17:38 PM PDT by deport
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To: nikos1121
We don't win the Senate if McConnell is needed to make the majority. If McConnell is sent packing it sends a strong message to all the other backstabbing entrenched DC crowd. It's way out of line for him in his leadership role to take sides in the run off.

We'll be better off if we get McDaniels and a reasonable dem Senator from KY than if we're stuck with McConnell and Cocharan.

50 posted on 06/06/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT by grania
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