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Kentucky Senate Race will be one of most watched races in 2014
ABC News ^ | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE

Posted on 07/14/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by Din Maker

Sen. Mitch McConnell (Incumbent) Republican Age: 72

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes Democrat Age: 35

No doubt about it: The Kentucky Senate race will be the most watched 2014 contest of them all, and the stakes could not be higher. It is a rare occurrence that a congressional leader in the House or Senate is ousted, but with McConnell’s favorability ratings in the state low, Democrats see the opportunity of a lifetime in the Bluegrass State. Democrats see the numbers and are buoyed. McConnell won’t go down without a fight like we’ve never seen before, and this will be the brawl of 2014.

Polling shows a single digit race between Grimes and McConnell., statistically locked between the two. Grimes even wrote a letter to Bevin voters and independent voters a few days after the primary promising to be a “fresh, independent voice in Washington that puts Kentucky and its people first – not Washington insiders.”

ABC NEWS RATING: Toss-up

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentucky
True Conservatives and Tea Party folks will not forget that Mitch said he would "crush" them. Most of them will not "take one for the team" and vote for McConnell. They will either stay home, or, skip the Senate race and vote down ballot or, vote for Grimes. How can McConnell expect them to vote for him? It ain't happening.
1 posted on 07/14/2014 6:40:49 PM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

RINO hunt!

Need Thad to step down in MS after the re-election is announced. Clear out the ‘go along to get along’ RINO crowd.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 6:43:33 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Din Maker

My prediction: the Liberal will win.


3 posted on 07/14/2014 6:43:42 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: Din Maker

Either way, it’s a win for the rats.


4 posted on 07/14/2014 6:44:20 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Din Maker

Good riddance to McConnell.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Din Maker
True Conservatives and Tea Party folks will not forget that Mitch said he would "crush" them.

In that right there, IMHO, McConnell lost the Nov race. People don't take kindly to those sorts of in your face insults.

I reckon Mitch was feeling his oats and his pants got a little too big when he can out with that remark. It's a remark he can never, ever take back and will bite him in the ass big time come Nov.

6 posted on 07/14/2014 6:47:16 PM PDT by upchuck (The country is being billed for its own execution. ~ h/t: SpaceBar)
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To: Din Maker
It was so sweet to see that smug smirk wiped off Eric Cantor's face.

It would be even sweeter to see it wiped off McCockel's face.

There is no difference between him and a Democrat.

7 posted on 07/14/2014 6:53:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Slump Tester
Right.

Conservatives are in a lose-lose situation in Kentucky. If the Democrat wins we lose his Senate seat and, nearly as bad, conservatives will be in no position to say "I told you so" because we will not have established a visible vehicle by which conservative anger can be expressed. To do that we need a third-party candidate or at least a well publicized campaign to write in a third-party candidate so that the shortfall in McConnell's column is so clearly the work of conservatives that the mainstream media cannot report otherwise.

If McConnell wins after his brutal campaign in the primary, the media will continue to portray it as a vindication of the Republican establishment and the weakness of the Tea Party.

My own view is that McConnell will probably pull it out but this gal is very attractive, one poll has are slightly in the lead, and McConnell will be dragging around a corpse so it will be tight.

If he is going to lose let us as conservatives at least gain something from the loss of the seat.


8 posted on 07/14/2014 6:59:09 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Din Maker

Wrong on one count. We aren’t voting for Grimes.

The Dems know he has driven away the party base and this will energize their get out the vote efforts.

But we are not voting for a far leftist to get rid of a liberal GOPe. He’s just burned his bridges and he’s on his own. The smarmy prick.


9 posted on 07/14/2014 7:02:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Din Maker

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10 posted on 07/14/2014 7:04:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nathanbedford

If he loses, the Conservatives will get more Harry Reid. From the looks of this thread, no one has much of a problem with that....


11 posted on 07/14/2014 7:05:52 PM PDT by martiangohome
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To: martiangohome
To coin a phrase, "what difference does it make?"

Seriously, it would of course make a big difference if it means winning or losing the Senate. But from another perspective it doesn't make much difference if we have majority leader McConnell halfheartedly opposing Obama publicly but behind the scenes facilitating many of the Obama initiative is designed to transform America.

Do we really believe that McConnell will repeal Obamacare? I do not. Do we really believe that McConnell will not collaborate with Obama on amnesty? I do not. Do we really believe that McConnell will do anything effective to curtail spending? I do not.

What difference does it make?


12 posted on 07/14/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I see what you did there...


13 posted on 07/14/2014 7:15:09 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: martiangohome
If he loses, the Conservatives will get more Harry Reid. From the looks of this thread, no one has much of a problem with that...

Is there a Zimbabwean nickel's difference between Reid and McCommie?

14 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:02 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (-e)
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To: Din Maker
ABC NEWS RATING: Toss-up

I cannot quite believe that ABC News supposes that the senatorial race in Kentucky is a mere "Toss-up."

Stu Rothenberg (in The Rothenberg Political Report) lists it as "Leans Republican"; and this, as recently as July 10.

Kyle Kondik--writing in Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball, also on July 10--notes that "[A]ll the remaining incumbents in the 11 contests left to go are at least small favorites from here on out." He continues: "Probably the likeliest Senate incumbent loss would come on the Democratic side, where appointed Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) faces a challenge from Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D, HI-1)."

Unfortunately, I am aware of no recent poll in this regard--although Rasmussen had Sen. McConnell up by seven points in a poll of likely voters conducted between 5/28 and 5/29.

15 posted on 07/14/2014 7:18:58 PM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: nathanbedford

Mc Connell’s people have photoshopped pictures of Obama and Grimes juxtaposed so close that it looks like she’s giving his ear the tongue.

Both candidates are basically scum, so, it’s a toss-up. They both make me want to toss up.


16 posted on 07/14/2014 7:36:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Din Maker; All
True Conservatives and Tea Party folks will not forget that Mitch said he would "crush" them.

I agree.

But as bad as McConnell is and in spite of his stated goal of crushing te TEA Party, he enjoys the support of other high-profile RINOs.

RICK PERRY ENDORSES MITCH MCCONNELL

17 posted on 07/14/2014 7:42:12 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Din Maker

One might send a message by voting for neither...

https://www.facebook.com/DavidPatterson4Senate2014


18 posted on 07/14/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Rinos aka fraudulent republicans give the entire party a horrible name


19 posted on 07/14/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by inchworm
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To: martiangohome

Ditch Mitch will not save the Republic should he gain control of the Senate from 2014 to 2016.


20 posted on 07/14/2014 8:45:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The Antiyuppie

21 posted on 07/14/2014 8:47:18 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Fiji Hill

Well, for starters, if McConnell had been the Majority Leader of the Senate vs. Harry Reid, Obamacare would have never seen the light of day, among other things. You don’t think that’s a difference.

Ridiculous.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 9:29:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: nathanbedford

McConnell will ask Reid’s permission for everything action he takes. Putting him in the majority leader’s office does not get rid of Reid.


23 posted on 07/14/2014 9:34:52 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Din Maker

Of the two candidates, one mentioned a desire to punch tea parties in the face.

So does that candidate deserve conservatives’ support?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 2:13:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: martiangohome

“If he loses, the Conservatives will get more Harry Reid.”

1. If McConnell loses, it’s largely because he alienated conservatives at the cost of their support.

2. The GOP isn’t going to win enough seats to push out Harry Reid anyway. The best they’ll net is +3 or possibly +4.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 2:19:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Din Maker
"Grimes even wrote a letter to Bevin voters and independent voters a few days after the primary promising to be a 'fresh, independent voice in Washington that puts Kentucky and its people first – not Washington insiders.'”

LMAO!!!! Where have I heard that before?


26 posted on 07/15/2014 2:29:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: nathanbedford

Best outcome: McConnell squeaks through but fails to be elected Majority Leader in 2015. Then, hopefully, he resigns in disgust, and a true conservative replaces him.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 2:40:57 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: ClearCase_guy

You have the wisdom of Solomon, sir.


28 posted on 07/15/2014 2:49:04 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Slump Tester

“Either way, it’s a win for the rats.”

Sometimes a strategic loss leads to a bigger win later


29 posted on 07/15/2014 3:17:54 AM PDT by DanZ
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Agreed, Mitch is on his own. I won’t vote for Grimes she is a total idiot, but McConnell lost when he went off on the base and the thing is he didn’t have too to win the primary, the dumb a$$.

You punch a person or group in the face, insult them, mock them and then expect them to buy your lunch and vote for your stupid hind end six months later? Arrogant dumb a$$...


30 posted on 07/15/2014 11:02:08 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: martiangohome

Even if he wins we still get more of the same. You really believe the gutless GOPE will do anything with control of the senate anymore than they have with the House?


31 posted on 07/15/2014 11:03:15 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: AmericanExceptionalist

ABC is just carrying water for Grimes. Calling thecrace a tossup will bring in a lot more donations than calling it a lean-GOP will.

I’m getting amused by all the Grimes ads blasting McConnell for his obstructionism. Assuming that he really is being obstructionist, it’s that obstructionism that’s saving two things Grime professes to love: the coal industry and gun rights.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Din Maker

Any conservative that votes for a democrat is no conservative in the first place.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 11:19:25 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

Now days when you vote for a Republican you’re voting for a closet Democrat much of the time.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: South40

I’ve lived under Rick Perry’s politics in Texas for decades. He’s an empty suit. He’s garnering Mitch’s favor for his Presidential run.


35 posted on 07/15/2014 2:43:09 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: ScottinVA

The GOP isn’t going to win enough seats to push out Harry Reid anyway. The best they’ll net is +3 or possibly +4.
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I’m betting you are 100% correct.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 2:45:26 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: ScottinVA

My daddy used to say: “You can only kick an old dog so long before he rises up and bites you.” There will be a chunk taken out of Mitch McConnell’s a** on Nov. 4.


37 posted on 07/15/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker; All

My daddy used to say: “You can only kick an old dog so long before he rises up and bites you.” There will be a chunk taken out of Mitch McConnell’s a** on Nov. 4.


38 posted on 07/15/2014 2:49:07 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: cynwoody

OTOH...

If Mitch-the-Bitch loses, that may reduce the GOP-E impact on 2016 Prez nominee.


39 posted on 07/15/2014 2:52:29 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Din Maker
I’ve lived under Rick Perry’s politics in Texas for decades. He’s an empty suit.

Thanks Din. That is the opinion of many including myself. Perry's just not presidential material.

He’s garnering Mitch’s favor for his Presidential run.

I could believe that save for one factor. Perry has a history of making bone headed decisions. He endorsed David Dewhurst over the best conservative in the senate, Ted Cruz. If Perry had his way Cruz would never have made it to Washington. Then there is my tag line; whose favor was he garnering then?

Like I said, Perry has a history of making bone headed decisions. That alone should preclude him from ever being POTUS.

40 posted on 07/15/2014 3:06:05 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

There was the “weatherization” programs for old homes... somehow 17 homes wouldcost $20 million to weatherize.


41 posted on 07/15/2014 3:17:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tanknetter
I’m getting amused by all the Grimes ads blasting McConnell for his obstructionism.

It's so laughable. Calling a man that who drops his pants and grabs his ankles whenever Reid barks at him.

And I don't know how you can call all the back room sellouts Mitch has done, obstructionist.

42 posted on 07/15/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Din Maker

Let be clearer. If you vote for a democrat you are mentally ill.


43 posted on 07/16/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07; All

If you vote for a democrat you are mentally ill.
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You know what jwalsh07; you remind me of these women who are married to a thug who is lazy as hell, won’t work and beats the crap out of them on a regular basis. But, they stay with him because they are too insecure and stupid to stand up and say “You’ve abused me and used me for the last time Mother Scratcher... so get your sorry ass out of my house where I’m paying the bills and get out of my life. The next guy I get might not be any better, but it sure as hell won’t be you getting to screw me anytime you want to while I support your sorry ass. You are outa here!”

Grow a pair dude.

HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!


44 posted on 07/16/2014 1:57:41 PM PDT by Din Maker (Time to insure GOP will NOT get control of Senate. If you don't like revenge, you've never tasted it)
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To: Din Maker

So you are mentally ill. I never would have guessed. A vote for a democrat is a vote to disarm yourself, to abridge your 1st Amendment Rights and an assault on your property rights, your wallet, your freedom and a war on unborn babies. And you lecture me about having no balls?Lol, you’re voting to enslave yourself dipshit. You don’t like Cochran? Do not vote for him. I wouldn’t. You want to be a slave to the state? Vote democrat
Of course I wouldn’t do that either. Ever.


45 posted on 07/16/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

So you are mentally ill
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Well, my friend..... I tell people this: I’ve always been crazy, but that’s the only thing that has kept me from going insane.

If everything you say was gonna happen, it would have happened since 2008 when the Marxist Muslim moved into the White House.


46 posted on 07/16/2014 2:26:37 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: Din Maker

Din, it is happening. I am amazed you have not noticed.


47 posted on 07/16/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

That really did make me LOL......


48 posted on 07/16/2014 3:18:35 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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