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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av Old saying: don't spit in the water. You might have to drink it.
“Do you really think that Grimes could play the incumbency card if she spent the next six years aligning with Harry Reid in a red state?”
And do you really want to gamble that you are right just to put McConnell in his place?
If you stay home you will do one vote worth of damage.
If you vote for the Democrat, you will do two votes worth of damage.
If you've made up your mind to hurt McConnell, why do it half way?
Were I in Kentucky, I would, for the first time in my life, vote for the Democrat. I would regard it as a duty to do so.
“Im just curious, is there no third party candidate you could vote for instead.”
That would just put the liberal leftist Grimes in the Senate.
I hear ya. I’m not that enthused but it would be somewhat better than Reid.
I do think that the GOP could withstand a Grimes win and still retake the Senate.
I do not think that the GOP can withstand another six years of McConnell's "leadership," especially when combined with Boehner's in the House.
We need to destroy the man who declared war on us even more. Mitch McConnell may very well have cost us the Senate seat in Mississippi with his tampering.
We cannot afford to have a treasonous Mitch McConnell in a position of power and influence.
That’s part of the current Democrat playbook.
War on women
Fund a 3rd party candidate to bleed the R vote.
I would not vote Democrat any more than I would vote for McConnell.
“is essential to our cause to chop off Mitch McConnell’s head.”
That’s your cause?
Makes sense that the thoughts are so incoherent and self defeating.
To me the cause is a lot bigger than McConnell and petty vindictiveness against him, as reprehensible as he is.
The anti-Mitch conservatives should have rushed to support him, quite openly and loudly.
This is to be able to take credit for his win and marginalize the GOPe attempts to marginalize us.
Now there is a two bad outcome dynamic.
1) Grimes is KY senator. That is the worst outcome.
2) McConnell wins despite conservative opposition.
Same as voting for Grimes.
If someone is in KY, not voting for McConnell is actively helping Grimes win.
All there is too it.
Yes it will. I'm counting on it.
It will be because he attacked us. That is the message that needs to be sent and understood by others who are thinking of attacking us. In politics, if you cannot chop off a head, then there is no reason for them to respect you. We CAN chop off a head, and in McConnell's case, that is exactly what we need to do.
This is no longer about McConnell, it is about the OTHER McConnell's out there who think they can sh*t on us with impunity. We need to bite.
“It will be because he attacked us.”
Pride goes before a fall.
The heart is a liar.
Voting machines don't actually require turn out at all, just the right programming.
It isn't much of a gamble. Mitch McConnell has been pretty useless as a Republican. We will hardly notice a difference when he is gone.
In terms of what it means to cross us? He is invaluable if he is gone.
Voting for Mitch is just being stupid after what he did to McDaniel.
So if The Gobbler loses but the Rs win the senate, who is in line to take the majority leader position?
What a bunch of BS
"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.
Why would I or anyone care if Grimes wins? McConnell has declared himself my enemy, if I lived in that state I would definitely never vote for him.
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