Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell's Tight Kentucky Senate Race Might Hinge on Turnout
Posted on 07/28/2014 1:02:10 PM PDT by cotton1706
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes' chances of upsetting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid may have brightened with the release of new polling data and a pledge from former President Bill Clinton to campaign on her behalf.
A July 19 Human Events/Gravis poll of 1,054 registered Kentucky voters found McConnell running even at 45 percent with Grimes.
"With only 10 percent of the voters undecided, it is hard to see either candidate breaking out. It really looks like it will be close through to the end with the decision turning on turnout," Doug Kaplan, the president of Gravis Marketing told Human Events.
Allison Moore, a spokeswoman for the McConnell campaign, told the paper that findings from a June poll they conducted of 807 likely voters found McConnell leading Grimes 49 percent to 42 percent.
She said McConnell is "well positioned for re-election in Kentucky, and every day his campaign is growing stronger."
Grimes' campaign has received a commitment from Clinton to attend an Aug. 6 fundraiser, according to The Hill.
Clinton appeared at a fundraiser in February 2013 and helped to raise more than $600,000 for Grimes campaign, reports The Hill. Grimes father, Jerry Lundergan, helped manage Bill Clinton's Kentucky campaigns.
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Would hate to lose the seat, but would love to see McCockle join Cantor’s lobbyist group.
How’s that “punch in the face” working out for you, Mitchie?
The Chinless One will soon be changing office locations if turnout is the key.
Voting [again] for that man would be like a victim marrying the rapist after the rape.
This just brings up the bile in my throat to know that my choice is Grimes or McConnell. Talk about screwed.
Then he is screwed and, in all honesty, I like that. He MUST go.
Thank you, Captain Obvious
With only one exception, McConnell has never broken 60% in any of his general election match-ups.
Here are his final winning percentages:
1984 - 49.9%
1990 - 52.2%
1996 - 55.5%
2002 - 64.7%
2008 - 53.0%
I’m just curious, is there no third party candidate you could vote for instead. Granted, the 3rd party candidate won’t win, and both mainstream choices are pretty darn awful, but you will feel better by having voted and not voting for either of them.
Kiss of death from Grimes. No one Clinton has campaigned for in a red state has won.
Don’t all elections depend on turnout?
Well, Rick Perry did endorse him. And, in spite of Perry's liberal leanings there are a lot of FReepers who believe he is conservative. Look for Ricky to campaign for RINO McConnell and try to help him win.
Ruh-roh...looks like he shouldn’t have gloated about crushing the TEA Party. He foolishly set fire to the bridge that he is now trying to stand on.
My guess is there are a lot of Alison Lundergan Grimes supporters here.
If so, you are a traitor and turncoat to your principles and nation.
Could this have anything to do with Mitchie the Kid being a gutless, RINO sellout? NAAAAH!!!!
Who in their right mind would go to the polls for the purpose of re-electing Mitch McConnell? Almost any other thing you had to do that day would have priority over that.
After what McConnell did to his own conservatives in KY and of course,
MS, I would not count on big turnouts by conservatives.
McConnell is a goner. Good riddance.