Skip to comments.Kentucky Senate Race will be one of most watched races in 2014
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 McConnells 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 wont go down without a fight like weve 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
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Need Thad to step down in MS after the re-election is announced. Clear out the ‘go along to get along’ RINO crowd.
My prediction: the Liberal will win.
Either way, it’s a win for the rats.
Good riddance to McConnell.
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.
It would be even sweeter to see it wiped off McCockel's face.
There is no difference between him and a Democrat.
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.
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.
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....
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?
I see what you did there...
Is there a Zimbabwean nickel's difference between Reid and McCommie?
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.
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.
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.
One might send a message by voting for neither...
Rinos aka fraudulent republicans give the entire party a horrible name
Ditch Mitch will not save the Republic should he gain control of the Senate from 2014 to 2016.
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.
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.
Of the two candidates, one mentioned a desire to punch tea parties in the face.
So does that candidate deserve conservatives’ support?
“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.
LMAO!!!! Where have I heard that before?
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.
You have the wisdom of Solomon, sir.
“Either way, its a win for the rats.”
Sometimes a strategic loss leads to a bigger win later
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$$.
You punch a person or group in the face, insult them, mock them and then expect them to buy your lunch and vote for your stupid hind end six months later? Arrogant dumb a$$...
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?
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.
Any conservative that votes for a democrat is no conservative in the first place.
Now days when you vote for a Republican you’re voting for a closet Democrat much of the time.
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.
The GOP isnt going to win enough seats to push out Harry Reid anyway. The best theyll net is +3 or possibly +4.
I’m betting you are 100% correct.
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.
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 McConnells a** on Nov. 4.
If Mitch-the-Bitch loses, that may reduce the GOP-E impact on 2016 Prez nominee.
Thanks Din. That is the opinion of many including myself. Perry's just not presidential material.
Hes garnering Mitchs 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.
There was the “weatherization” programs for old homes... somehow 17 homes wouldcost $20 million to weatherize.
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.
Let be clearer. If you vote for a democrat you are mentally ill.
If you vote for a democrat you are mentally ill.
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!
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.
So you are mentally ill
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.
Din, it is happening. I am amazed you have not noticed.
That really did make me LOL......