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  • Alison Grimes Campaign Commercial So Deceptive It Earns 4 WaPo Pinocchios

    10/07/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how deceptive is Alison Grimes' campaign commercial attacking Senator Mitch McConnell for supposedly being "anti-coal?" So deceptive that even fact checker Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post has awarded it four Pinocchios for extreme mendacity. To make matters worse for Grimes, this four Pinocchios award comes at the same time that James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released two videos showing Grimes campaign workers and a big financial backer stating on hidden camera that Grimes is only pretending to support the coal industry in order to get elected. First up, let us look at the Alision Grimes 4 Pinocchio campaign commercial:
  • Tea party voters could dump Mitch McConnell just by staying home

    08/28/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 145 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 8/28/14 | David Horsey
    he dilemma facing the true grass-roots tea party believers -- the dilemma they do not acknowledge -- is that their primary goal of whittling and whacking away at big government undercuts their secondary goal of saving the middle class from the greedy grip of big corporations.. If Democrats have a unifying philosophy, it is that government needs to be effective enough to curtail the economic and environmental abuses of unfettered capitalism. Republicans, on the other hand, preach the dogma that smaller government and unrestricted corporate power serves the best interests of the common man and woman. The tea party folks...
  • What if Mitch McConnell loses?

    07/23/2014 5:45:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Manu Raju and John Bresnehan
    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...
  • Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%

    06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 135 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Sarah Jones
    What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnell’s primary win. That’s right — if this is McConnell’s post-primary bump, he’s in trouble. The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70%...
  • Poll: Mitch McConnell leads Matt Bevin by 32 in Kentucky GOP primary

    05/12/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05-12-2014
    That’s among likely voters too, although when you’re looking at a lead this big, it doesn’t much matter which slice of adults you’re using. I thought next Tuesday’s primary night open thread would be rip-roaring food-fight fun between “true conservatives” and RINOs. Instead, we’re destined for a snoozer. Note the tea-party numbers, in particular. Bevin never got traction even among his ostensible core constituency.
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

    03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy...
  • Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP (Bevin supported TARP)

    02/11/2014 7:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2014 | Josh Bresnahan
    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator. Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.”
  • McConnell's Job Approval Rating Is Lower Than Obama's In Kentucky

    02/07/2014 6:03:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Daniel Strauss
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) job approval rating is almost the same as President Barack Obama's in Kentucky, a new poll found. The Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegross poll released Thursday evening found 32 percent of those surveyed said they approve of McConnell's job performance while 60 percent said they disapproved of the job the top Senate Republican has done. That rating is almost the same as Obama's approval rating in the state, which is 34 percent and his disapproval is about 60 percent. What's more, the poll found Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) holds a small 4-point lead over...
  • Election 2014: Kentucky Senate - Rasmussen (McConnell in REAL trouble! Bevin LEADS Grimes!)

    02/03/2014 9:43:17 AM PST · by mn-bush-man · 206 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/03/14 | Rasmussen Reports
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points. (snip)
  • The Kentucky Primary Race - Mitch McConnell vs Matt Bevin

    01/31/2014 5:57:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    There is no Senate race in the country that is more important than the Republican primary election in Kentucky between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and conservative businessman Matt Bevin (R-KY). The outcome of the Republican primary in Kentucky will determine the direction of the Republican Party for years to come. If Mitch McConnell wins, the party will continue to drift away from its conservative principles and become increasingly hostile to the grassroots. But if Matt Bevin wins, the establishment’s stranglehold over the party will be broken and power will be restored to the people who elect these politicians....
  • Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky

    01/19/2014 7:24:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Ted Cruz (R-TX), unveiled today three unique billboards that expose Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) destructive record in Kentucky. The billboards address the issues of bailouts, debt and Obamacare with duplicates of each billboard totaling six in all. They are located in Clay County, Laurel County, Madison County, Pulaski County and Whitley County. “These billboards are part of the Madison Project’s broader effort to move past the platitudes and engage in a long-form discussion with Kentucky voters about McConnell’s true...
  • Ben Sasse Unites Conservatives, But Runs Afoul of Mitch McConnell

    01/16/2014 9:52:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    Ben Sasse may be the most unique candidate running for the Senate this year. He has united parts of the conservative movement that often, these days, find themselves on opposite sides. The Senate Conservative Fund supports him. RedState supports him. The Club for Growth supports him. Paul Ryan supports him. He has the National Review cover profile, joining both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in that honor. But it is the support of the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, and other conservatives that has Ben Sasse on the wrong side of Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial...
  • Awesome! Matt Bevin Torches Turtle-Headed RINO Mitch McConnell With New Video – #KeepKentuckyRed

    12/19/2013 10:59:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    im41.com ^ | 12/18/13
    A PPP poll released 12/19/13 shows Mitch McConnell’s approval rating in Kentucky is as low as Barack Obama’s. It’s time to elect true conservative leadership in Kentucky.
  • Mitch McConnell – Destined to Lose?

    11/27/2013 5:44:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 11/26/13 | CHQ Staff
    Our friend Tony Lee over at Breitbart has a great report on the Kentucky Republican Senate primary between incumbent establishment Senator Mitch McConnell and Tea Party backed conservative Matt Bevin that gives some important evidence to support what CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been saying for years – Republicans never win big elections unless they draw a sharp distinction between the conservative world view and the liberal world view. Mr. Viguerie regularly tells audiences for his speeches and in his CHQ columns that to win Republicans must frame the campaign as a fight for traditional values, lower taxes, smaller, less...
  • Noonan: 'I'm Gonna Be the Republican Nominee' [McConnell]

    11/08/2013 6:35:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 97 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 11/07/2013 | Peggy Noonan
    The tea party, he says, consists of "people who are angry and upset at government—and I agree with them." But "I think, honestly, many of them have been misled. . . . They've been told the reason we can't get to better outcomes than we've gotten is not because the Democrats control the Senate and the White House but because Republicans have been insufficiently feisty. Well, that's just not true, and I think that the folks that I have difficulty with are the leaders of some of these groups who basically mislead them for profit. . . . They raise...
  • Dr. Michael Macfarlane to run for Kentucky's 3rd District Congressional seat [vs. Yarmuth]

    10/22/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/22/2013
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man says he intends to run on the Republican ticket for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat, currently held by Democrat John Yarmuth. Dr. Michael Macfarlane said in a news release, "As a practicing physician and surgeon, I am extremely passionate about my profession, and would like to bring my vast experience in the healthcare field to Kentuckians, especially as we are faced with complications from the Affordable Care Act and its effects on Kentucky jobs and small businesses." His website has a section marked, "Washington is broken," in which Macfarlane asserts, "It is clearer...
  • The Most Important Election of 2014 (McConnell/Bevin)

    10/22/2013 5:52:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 10/21/13 | Stuart Rothenburg
    So now we know. The single most important election in the country next year won’t take place in Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina or Alaska. And it won’t occur next November, when voters across the country pick the next Congress. It will take place in Kentucky on May 20. While the general election in the commonwealth — and in other states — could decide which party controls the Senate for President Barack Obama’s final two years in office, the GOP primary will go a long way in determining whether the Republican Party continues its evolution toward uncompromising utopian purity and, eventually,...
  • Matt Bevin for Senate (McConnell Challenger)

    09/25/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Let's get rid of Mitch McConnell by supporting his challenger!
  • Democrats Really Want Mitch McConnell to Win His Primary

    09/03/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    atlanticwire.com ^ | 9/3/13 | Alex Roarty
    There's a certain script Republican primaries have come to follow, and it involves establishment types proclaiming the incumbent better positioned to take on a Democrat than whichever tea-party challenger. But in Kentucky, the establishment might have it backward. Matt Bevin, the Louisville-area businessman running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is new to politics. He's dismissed by many in the GOP as a glorified gadfly. Still, he's got something the veteran lawmaker lacks—a thin record that will be difficult for Democrats to pick apart. Indeed, Democrats are hoping to turn the Senate race into a referendum on an unpopular incumbent....