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McConnell in trouble in Kentucky senate race
examiner.com ^ | 1/29/14

Posted on 01/29/2014 6:05:53 PM PST by cotton1706

Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate, has low ratings among voters in his native Kentucky, according to a survey released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling.

According to PPP, 37 percent approve of McConnell's performance as a senator, and 51 disapprove.

He has a one point lead, 45-44, over possible Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Since the estimated margin of error for the survey is plus or minus about four percentage points, the senate race is essentially even.

There has been a "run of PPP surveys showing the two

candidates within a few points of each other going all the way back to last May," the pollster reported.

Proposals to raise the federal minimum wage may be a key issue in Kentucky, PPP reported, with 57 percent supporting it in Kentucky, 34 percent opposing and 17 percent saying the issue is important enough to them they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who opposes increasing the minimum wage.

McConnell is leader of an increasingly divided Senate Republican Caucus, which has split on a number of issues along conservative vs. moderate lines.

Grimes, 35, could prove to be a formidable opponent as the election draws closer. She was elected Kentucky's Secretary of State in 2011 with 61 percent of the vote against the GOP's Bill Johnson.

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


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The worse the news is for McConnell, the better it is for the rest of us. For the Senate will be far more conservative with this worthless scheming, backstabbing weasel thrown out of office.

It's clear that McConnell's going to lose his office one way or the other. So let's make him lose to a republican, so a republican can keep the his seat in the Senate.

Bevin for Senate!!

1 posted on 01/29/2014 6:05:53 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Whenever it's a close race, and there's a recount, the Democrat ALWAYS wins.

Trust me I live in Minnesota. The lying Rats will cheat and win. Judges will find ballots under their robes, old ladies will find 100’s of ballots they forgot to count.

if it's close, it always goes to the RATS.

2 posted on 01/29/2014 6:08:18 PM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: cotton1706

Ditch Mitch, even if Bevins doesn’t do the job.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 6:08:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

MEGAQ DITTOS TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 01/29/2014 6:08:29 PM PST by bandleader
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To: cotton1706

The turd-le must be sent packing.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 6:09:10 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: cotton1706

Gos Bless America!


6 posted on 01/29/2014 6:10:49 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: cotton1706

Move to the Left, Mitch!

It’s the only way you can you can save your seat and save America!


7 posted on 01/29/2014 6:11:38 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: cotton1706
Bevin for Senate!!

He's got my vote. If Mitch beats him, I am NOT voting in the general. No more traitorous RINOs. And Harry's bitch is near the top of the list.

8 posted on 01/29/2014 6:14:56 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706

Please oh please primary this POS.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 6:15:22 PM PST by DoughtyOne (AMNESTY is job none...)
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To: cotton1706

I want new polling for the primary. They’re hiding those poll results.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 6:18:43 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: cotton1706

You know the Roves et al are going to go all out NOT to defeat Grimes, but Bevin.

Cue the “he’s too extreme to win” and “he polls worse against Grimes” BS talk.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 6:19:56 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
He's got my vote. If Mitch beats him, I am NOT voting in the general. No more traitorous RINOs. And Harry's bitch is near the top of the list.

No more RINOs. The old 'be a team player' con won't work anymore. The only way to change things is by convincing candidates that being 'moderate' is a loser - loser in the primaries, loser in the general election.

12 posted on 01/29/2014 6:22:54 PM PST by skeeter
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To: cotton1706

I think anyone who is pushing for McConnell to be the GOP nominee is patently liberal, and foolish...and t yes I mean you too Rand Paul

Bevin right now is a better GOP candidate vs the Dem as he will energize and turn out the base, McConnell can’t


13 posted on 01/29/2014 6:25:58 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: cotton1706
Wait a minute...isn't McConnell a precious moderate who can get those elusive undecided and independent votes?

So why does he have Democrat opposition? Why aren't Democrats supporting him, and urging Grimes to drop out of the race for the sake of continued "bipartisanship" in Washington?

Where are the flattering New York Times' columns?

Same reason why super-RINO Lincoln Chafee was defeated. Dems hate Republicans, no matter how socialist they are

14 posted on 01/29/2014 6:30:13 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: SeminoleCounty
Bevin right now is a better GOP candidate vs the Dem as he will energize and turn out the base, McConnell can’t

I completely agree. I also think that the GOPe knows that and is quite willing to give the seat to the Dems rather than let Bevin have it.

15 posted on 01/29/2014 6:30:23 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706; Logical me

RINOS are learning.

They are learning we can play chicken too.

We’re throwing them over, one at a time, even to a democrat opponent, during the primaries.

Maybe the hell they will quit putting up socialist R’s on our ticket every 4 years.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 6:30:28 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Fire drill! I’m with you. No more RINOS.
# 16 down thread


17 posted on 01/29/2014 6:32:35 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: cotton1706

There has been a “run of PPP surveys showing... whatever we want”.

They are such a bogus media-meme-feeding outfit.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 6:40:50 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Paladin2

Agree. Ditch Mitch regardless.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 6:43:13 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

Vote Bevin, and throw the Serb-hater McConnell OUT!!!!


20 posted on 01/29/2014 6:48:08 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: cotton1706

Buh-bye Mitch.


21 posted on 01/29/2014 6:50:21 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: ChildOfThe60s
"the GOPe knows that and is quite willing to give the seat to the Dems rather than let Bevin have it. "

Though I hope Bevins should win, I'm down with Mitch losing in the General.

So, since the GOPe and TEA Party are in favor of Mitch going down, maybe he will....

22 posted on 01/29/2014 6:51:59 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: mrsmith

Good post. Right on the mark.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 7:05:28 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: cotton1706

Next in line for dismissal.... CORNYN


24 posted on 01/29/2014 7:08:04 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101
Next in line for dismissal.... CORNYN

From your keyboard to God's ears!

25 posted on 01/29/2014 7:10:52 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cotton1706

Praying that Matt Bevin kicks Midge’s sorry butt out of the race. Just like Ted Cruz did to the RINO Dewhurst, in TX.


26 posted on 01/29/2014 7:13:59 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

It wold be a prayer answered. he has been nothing but a phony from day one. He stands for nothing but himself. You couldn’t get a yes or no straight answer out of this charlatan if you stood him up against the wall in front of a firing squad.

I heard one of his lying commercials today. I about threw up in my mouth. Sure didn’t sound like the same CREEPY BASTARD CORNYN that didn’t back his fellow TEXAN AND OUR YOUNG HERO SENATOR TOM CRUZ on the senate floor during his filibuster.

Instead the CREEP cornyn manipulates the senate campaign fund like a lord.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 7:23:06 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: cotton1706

While I question any PPP poll, McConnell is in real trouble. Even if his approval/disapproval rating were 44% instead of a 37%, he’d be in trouble. In a year where the electorate is increasingly anti-incumbent, a party leader tied at 45-44 is unlikely to succeed. The best chance for the GOP to regain the Senate is with Matt Bevin who is not tainted by DC corruption.

Meanwhile, the race in Georgia is too close for comfort.
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2014/KYGASenateMemo.pdf


28 posted on 01/29/2014 7:27:39 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: ChildOfThe60s
If Mitch beats him [Bevins], I am NOT voting in the general. No more traitorous RINOs.

You got that right.

29 posted on 01/29/2014 7:56:22 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: skeeter

Mitch stabled us in the back too many times, hes now a liability greater than the democrats.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 8:04:36 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: cotton1706

I assume that all of you were among the 4 million Republicans who sat out the 2008 race because the (admittedly flawed) candidate was not perfect. Looking for a RePeat or ThreePete, are you?


31 posted on 01/29/2014 8:08:39 PM PST by MajorMartin
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
If Mitch beats him [Bevins], I am NOT voting in the general. No more traitorous RINOs.

Same with me and Cornball

32 posted on 01/29/2014 8:33:10 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: cotton1706

If McConnell loses the primary he will run as an independent so as to help the democrat.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 8:54:04 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MajorMartin

I have never sat out an election in 42 years. And I have never voted Rat.

Romney’s BS nomination and the cheating and dirty tricks the GOPe used to hurt conservative candidates was the last straw. These bastards have declared outright war on conservatives - McConnell has been very in your face about it.

I’m not taking any more sh1t from some traitorous scum like McConnell who has SOLD US OUT time and again. And will do so again as soon as he gets reelected.

The fact is, we will NOT be better off keeping McConnell over a Democrat. It is a sickening fact to admit, but it is so.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:15 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706
fer' sure...Run Reid's *itch McConnell into "retirement"
VOTE! MATT BEVIN!

35 posted on 01/29/2014 9:51:56 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: BarbM

Whenever it’s a close race, and there’s a recount, the Democrat ALWAYS wins.
Trust me I live in Minnesota.
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Kentucky is not Minnesota. Thank God there is only ONE Minnesota. If we had 50 Minnesotas, we would have been the United Socialist States of America long ago. There are many States that have recounts and the Democrats do not “ALWAYS” win. Why do you stay in that Godless state? I left Michigan and moved to Texas in ‘87 so my kids would not grow up in a Liberal bastion.


36 posted on 01/30/2014 7:04:33 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: cotton1706; All

Mitch has two candidates attacking him before all of Kentucky; the Dem witch and the GOP Primary Candidate, Matt Bevins. Let the Dem help weaken McConnell in the eyes of the folks of the Blue Grass State. That will help Matt Bevins in the GOP Primary. Then he can win the General Election. Am I right or wrong in my assessment here? Anybody?


37 posted on 01/30/2014 7:08:38 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: SeminoleCounty; All
I think anyone who is pushing for McConnell to be the GOP nominee is patently liberal, and foolish...and yes, I mean you too Rand Paul

I am so pissed at Rand Paul for endorsing Mitch McConnell in the Primary. I'd like to slap him so freakin' hard his curly hair would turn straight. He has demonstrated that he can be a political whore when it serves his purpose and ambitions.
38 posted on 01/30/2014 7:13:11 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Rand Paul and his naturally curley hair should run for Libertarian of the Year. I’m sure he’d win!


39 posted on 01/30/2014 7:28:14 AM PST by Mashood
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The fact is, we will NOT be better off keeping McConnell over a Democrat. It is a sickening fact to admit, but it is so.


Conservatives are in a truly awful dilemma right now. We have a rampaging marxist in the WH and an “opposition” party totally disinterested in engaging him no matter the usurpation. Obamacare, amnesty/immigration, IRS, Benghazi, F&F, etc., etc. It’s been surrender monkey politics by the GOP across the board.

I have come to the conclusion that if the GOP won’t defend my constitutional rights I simply can’t support them. We have had YEARS of assaults upon us by the kenyan yet the GOP can’t be bothered to engage him directly and defend us. Well GOP, bye then!


40 posted on 01/30/2014 7:28:14 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Din Maker

Mitch has two candidates attacking him before all of Kentucky; the Dem witch and the GOP Primary Candidate, Matt Bevins. Let the Dem help weaken McConnell in the eyes of the folks of the Blue Grass State. That will help Matt Bevins in the GOP Primary. Then he can win the General Election. Am I right or wrong in my assessment here? Anybody?

However the worthless incumbent gets weakened and defeated. I, for one, am going to keep pounding until McConnell is gone. He is a treacherous sleazeball out for his own power, and the rest of us be damned!


41 posted on 01/30/2014 8:19:53 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: onyx

Ping.

C 33, if KY allows this I bet this is just what he does. Like that witch in AK.


42 posted on 01/30/2014 8:21:29 AM PST by Black Agnes
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43 posted on 01/30/2014 8:23:32 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Black Agnes

Right.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 8:24:27 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Black Agnes; onyx; All

Mitch can try and run as an Independent if he loses the GOP nomination in the Primary, but KENTUCKY IS NOT ALASKA. First of all, Joe Miller ran a “sucky” campaign and “let” MurCOWski win. In Kentucky, there will be a strong Pubbie (Matt Bevins) and a popular Democrat for the people to choose from in the General Election. They will not say: “Oh heck, Mitch is running as an Independent; let’s go ahead and vote for him.” No way. And McConnell knows this. He can run, but he can’t hide.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 8:49:34 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Well, the fact that the RNC didn’t give Miller any help and didn’t take MurCOWski off any committees when she switched her affiliation doesn’t look good for them either.

Should Bevin win the GOP nomination and the turtle declare as an independent, don’t expect him to lose any seniority either. And Bevin better not count on any RNC support.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 8:52:03 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Your Post 46 makes a lot of sense. But, I still say: “Kentucky is NOT Alaska.”


47 posted on 01/30/2014 8:55:05 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: tennmountainman; Paladin2
Agree. Ditch Mitch regardless.

See my tagline, though I'm not saying Bevin's not viable...far from it. Long time incumbents from both political parties need to return to private life.

48 posted on 01/30/2014 9:01:55 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Night Hides Not

The trick is to find a couple of more Cruzes in some other States.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 9:08:51 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Din Maker

I should move to Wisconsin. Texas is too hot.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 11:22:07 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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