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What if Mitch McConnell loses?
politico.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Manu Raju and John Bresnehan

Posted on 07/23/2014 5:45:08 AM PDT by cotton1706

It’s a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that’s on many senators’ minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid?

There appears to be no clear answer to that question, at least not right now.

In interviews and private conversations with more than half of the 45-member Senate Republican Conference, there is a split over a potential McConnell successor. His top deputy, John Cornyn of Texas, is favored to succeed him, several GOP senators said. But others ranging from John Thune of South Dakota to Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander — or a dark horse — are among those who could get serious consideration in the event of a leadership vacancy.

Cornyn’s ascension to the top spot is hardly a lock. A McConnell loss would mean Republicans would most likely still be in the Senate minority, and some GOP senators would be looking for a fresh face to pull the party out of the political wilderness, set policy priorities and drive the national message.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; 114th; elections; ky2014; mcconnell
It may be taboo in the Senate but not here. We advocate for Mitch's defeat!

But there must be internal polling that's not looking good for these stories to be popping up.

1 posted on 07/23/2014 5:45:08 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

I find it hard to believe that McConnell’s success in getting near 4 billion dollars for Kentucky in the last go-round on budget schemes isn’t going to pan out for him.

I detest him, but I think Politico is just fanning fires that don’t burn


2 posted on 07/23/2014 5:50:42 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: cotton1706

Politico’s a left/dem rag...their guy had a piece saying Perry was sending the NG to the border to “kill children”


3 posted on 07/23/2014 5:53:11 AM 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: cotton1706

Cornyn is as bad as McConnell.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 5:54:18 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: cotton1706

McConnell. Cornyn. Thune. Alexander. What “leadership”!


5 posted on 07/23/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

Neck and neck race: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_mcconnell_vs_grimes-3485.html


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:05:18 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: cotton1706
It'd be a damn shame. Damn shame.

Pass the beer nuts.

7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:16:23 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: cotton1706

Frankly I could live with a few one-term Dems if the result is sending some GOPe RINOS to the showers.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:18:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706

“What if Mitch McConnell Loses?”
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There will be rejoicing by the Tea Party and Constitutional Conservatives with whom McConnell decided to “war”.

And in the RINO quarters there will be “wailing and gnashing of teeth”.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:20:35 AM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: cotton1706
Senate Minority Leader? He's tanned, he's rested, he's ready!



10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Paine in the Neck
McConnell. Cornyn. Thune. Alexander. What “leadership”!

Better than Reid, Durbin, and Schumer.

Suck it up and do the right thing. I hold my nose each and every election.

11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: cotton1706

were this ass running in my state I’d be damned if i’d vote for him.
Or any other damned rino puke


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: cotton1706

The top tier of Republican “leaders” [that is, by seniority and not demonstrated leadership] is enough to gag a maggot. If McConnell is defeated, there will be a fight between the old RINO dinosaurs over Mitch McConnell’s slot as the Head RINO. It won’t matter if the Stupid Party reclaims the Senate majority or not. The Stupid Party will remain timid and stupid.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:48:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: cotton1706
It is absolutely in the best interest of the nation for Mitch McConnell to lose.

He deliberately went to war with the only organization which is interested and perhaps capable of effecting positive change in this nation and a scaling back of government, so in order to advance this cause, the man needs to be defeated.

Perhaps the lesson will get to the others.

14 posted on 07/23/2014 7:22:39 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (Partus Sequitur Patrem)
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To: cotton1706

I also advocate the defeat of MM.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: eddie willers
Suck it up and do the right thing. I hold my nose each and every election.

I held my nose and voted for Romney in 2012, and ended up with this:

No mas.

16 posted on 07/23/2014 8:18:02 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

So you’re thinking a left hook will straighten that out?


17 posted on 07/23/2014 8:27:34 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Grimes won’t be a single termer if she gets in. KY may be a Red state in national politics, but it’s very much a purple state in other respects with a very strong and well established Democrat machine.

Grimes is a product of that machine, has a pedigree in Dem politics going back at least two generations (her Dad, iirc, was the longtime boss of the KY Dem Party, which is why she uses her maiden name so conspicuously.)

If KY Conservatives want to stay home in November, fine. If they want to go out and vote for Grimes, fine. But they really need to be fully aware of what they’re getting in return. She lands the seat and it’s hers until she doesn’t want it anymore.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 8:28:15 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: eddie willers

lol...I’m working on ducking.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 8:28:45 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: tanknetter
But they really need to be fully aware of what they’re getting in return. She lands the seat and it’s hers until she doesn’t want it anymore.

What are the chances she holds the seat for 30 years, like Mitch?

20 posted on 07/23/2014 8:31:51 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: tanknetter
Maybe she'll hire ole BJ as her office assistant?


21 posted on 07/23/2014 8:31:56 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Night Hides Not

She’s in her mid-thirties. I’d say the chances of that are excellent.

I’ve seen her recent commercials. If people haven’t they really should. She’s really, really good at pulling off the concerned/empathy thing. Which is the kind of emotional appeal that decades of electoral history have shown work for Dems. I know what to look for, so I know she’s just a slimeball. Problem is she’s an effective slimeball.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: lonestar
Cornyn, one of the sad-eyed Republican squishes in the mode of Jim Leach.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: eddie willers

Not this time. I have sucked it up as you say, and held my nose since 1988 for the GOPE trash. No more.

McConnell made it clear he wanted to punch conservatives in the face in the primary and he didn’t need our votes and now he expects us to save his behind in November. As a Kentucky voter I will be sitting out the senate race and not voting in it. If Mitch thinks he can punch voters in the face and then have them buy his lunch 6 months later he dumber than he looks.

And really if we conservatives are all racists and kooks, according to the Party Boys and GOPE why would they want our support anyway??? I’m sure democrats are lining up now to vote for them come November, right.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 12:23:55 PM PDT by sarge83
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