Cruz vs. McConnell and Why it Matters
Note from Erick: Matt Bevin is a candidate for the United States Senate, challenging Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky primary. The most shocking thing about Ted Cruz’s 21-hour marathon speech was not that the courageous Texan managed to stand for 21 and 19 minutes. What was truly shocking were the criticisms coming from Sen. Cruz’s own Republican colleagues. Every Republican politician in Washington has campaigned | Read More »
National Republican Senatorial Committee Attacks Mitch McConnell as a Liberal
Amazing! Today the National Republican Senatorial Conference — the organization that elects Republicans to the Senate — is attacking Mitch McConnell. They are calling him a liberal for voting to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 and bailing out Wall Street. They put up a web ad here. Well, actually, what they did is attack Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat in Arkansas. But they’re attacking | Read More »
Not Good Internals for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky
I am not sure I would have released the internal polling Mitch McConnell just released in Kentucky. He has it McConnell 68 and Matt Bevin at 21%That superficially sounds good. But consider that this outperforms both Marco Rubio against Charlie Crist at this point in 2009 and Ted Cruz against David Dewhurst at this point in 2011. Likewise, consider that Matt Bevin’s name identification in | Read More »
#waronwomen Alleged sexual assault, coverup, of minority Democratic staffers in Kentucky.
Oh, look. A Democratic-controlled legislature stonewalling sexual harassment charges by Democratic female staffers* against a white Democratic state legislator. I’d say shocking, except that it’s not. It’s highly offensive, but it’s not shocking. Two longtime Kentucky statehouse employees have filed ethics complaints against Democratic state Rep. John A. Arnold Jr., alleging a pattern of sexual assault and harassment dating back to early 2010. Cassaundra Cooper | Read More »
Mitch McConnell’s Electoral Magic
At present, there are twelve incumbent Republican Senators who plan to stand for reelection in 2014. The Cook Political Report rates all of the incumbents “Solid R,” with the exception of Susan Collins from the blue state of Maine who is rated “Likely R.” In other words, every Republican from a Romney 2012 state is not even remotely vulnerable. Let’s review each incumbent juxtaposed to | Read More »
Matt Bevin at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Matt Bevin, primary challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell, spoke at the RedState Gathering. Here’s a video of his speech. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
We Should Not Have to Hold Our Noses
Cory Gardner was a tea party hero. In the last 48 hours, he’s become a weasel. Gardner bailed on a Tea Party Express event to support Congressman Meadows and Senator Lee’s attempts to defund Obamacare. Cory Gardner caved to pressure from the GOP leadership.We sent him to Congress as a fighter and instead he’s become a lover of the establishment. It’s a fact and I | Read More »
We’re Wasting a Safe Senate Seat on This Guy?
How do you take a state Romney carried by 23 points with 116 of 120 counties and turn it into a dead heat? Ask Mitch McConnell. Kentuckians are not happy with Obama. Amidst the war on coal, even 40% of Democrats voted against Obama in the presidential primary. They overwhelmingly supported Romney in the presidential election, even though his persona was not exactly a great | Read More »
Democrats obsessed with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Is the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) gunning for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell? They are obsessed with McConnell and apparently want him very badly. They spend all day every day taking shots at McConnell. Don’t take my word for it. Look at the facts. Consider the DSCC twitter feed as well as those of the DSCC’s Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and National Press | Read More »
Mitch McConnell Thinks Matt Bevin is a More Serious Contender Than He Originally Let On
The Mitch McConnell team originally seemed rather dismissive of Matt Bevin as a primary opponent. Content, publicly, to focus on the Democrat, behind the scenes McConnell and the Kentucky GOP are aggressively pushing local Republicans to unite quickly. They want to shut down Bevin early.Taylor Bumgardner, the Regional Field Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, sent out a “Team Mitch” endorsement form on Saturday | Read More »
Behold the majesty and power of Alison Grimes’ campaign website!
Yeah, this woman was not prepared to run. (That would be Alison Grimes, running for US Senate – Kentucky, and as a Democrat.) Yeah, that’s the entire site, as of noon, 07/02/2013. And before you tell me That can’t be her real campaign site let me just note: if Alison Grimes does have a website then it’s less visible than this one. The woman | Read More »
So,The McConnell Bugger Is Being Given More Rights Than Fox News’ James Rosen
So, it seems the left-wing activist, who bugged Sen. McConnell’s campaign strategy meeting, is being afforded more rights that Fox News’ James Rosen. Here’s a quick recap. The activist, Curtiss Morrison, has already admitted his own guilt in a rambling essay in Salon last month. At the time he was working for Progress Kentucky, a group with close ties to the Democratic Party both in the Bluegrass state | Read More »
Mitch McConnell, Electability, and Jim Bunning’s Revenge
One of the favorite narratives propagated by the Republican establishment is that our candidates are “unelectable” loose cannons who will throw the election to the Democrats. [As if they are suddenly concerned about Democrat policies.] They try to invoke the name of Christine O’Donnell every time one of their members is challenged in a primary. Well, it looks like we found the Christine O’Donnell of | Read More »
Kentucky Democrat alleges Progress Kentucky behind Mitch McConnell wiretap.
I’m not going to be cute about this: Progress Kentucky is a racist organization. We know this because they went after Mitch McConnell’s wife for being, apparently, a spy for the Chinese. Progress Kentucky is a crazy organization. We know this because they thought that Ashley Judd was a viable candidate for Kentucky Senate (nobody else did, honestly). And, allegedly, Progress Kentucky is a stupid | Read More »
How Does Rand Paul Want to Change the Moss-Covered GOP?
Rand Paul really struck a chord with many conservatives when he declared at CPAC that “the GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,——I don’t think we need to name any names here, do we?” But will he adhere to his own admonishment? The imagery of stale air and moss-covered vegetation serves as the superlative metaphor for the way so many of us view the | Read More »