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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:05 PM

Several Kentucky Tea Party groups seek to defeat McConnell in 2014

FRANKFORT Many of Kentucky's Tea Party leaders are plotting a strategy to defeat U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary, a spokesman for a group calling itself the United Kentucky Tea Party said Tuesday.

Tea Party groups in the state are so dissatisfied with McConnell that "we are working on a battle plan with the ultimate goal to retire him next year," said John T. Kemper III of Lexington, a spokesman for the group.

Kemper's comment came a day after the group, which describes itself as a roundtable of leaders from more than a dozen Tea Party groups in Kentucky, issued a news release warning McConnell that "we will not allow our message or movement to be co-opted for political purposes."

Kemper, a developer who lost a bid for state auditor in 2011 and a bid for Congress in 2010, would not identify any potential opponent for McConnell, the Republican Senate leader, but acknowledged that he is "probably on a short list of folks."

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/22/4025789/several-kentucky-tea-party-groups.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Several Kentucky Tea Party groups seek to defeat McConnell in 2014 (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #1
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #2
KamaAina Jan 2013 #3
tanyev Jan 2013 #4
RickFromMN Jan 2013 #5
annabanana Jan 2013 #6
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #7
1-Old-Man Jan 2013 #8
A Little Weird Jan 2013 #9
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #10

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:06 PM

1. Turtle Boy is too liberal for them.

Yikes.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:09 PM

2. A byproduct of giving legitimacy to a fringe group of extremist.

They made the monster, now they have to deal with the after effects.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. Rugmaster Rand is more their speed.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:50 PM

4. Helloooo, Senator Judd!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. Republicans must do something about primary challenges from the right.


We have problems governing with the Republicans in Congress now.

Trying to govern with their primary challengers from the right will be that much worse.

Let's hope McConnell loses to a Tea Party challenger and the Senate seat goes Democratic.

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:14 PM

6. I don't think we'll have to deal with many more of them...

They are getting crazier & crazier and will be easier for a "normal" democrat to pick 'em off...

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Response to annabanana (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:18 PM

7. Exactly.

Bring them on.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:19 PM

8. Mitch is one of the most visible faces in the Republican Party, so let him go hard right

If turtle man thinks he has to take his entire party hard right to keep his own seat all it can do is lead to even more seats lost by the Republicans in the next election, both sides of the Rotunda.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:11 PM

9. Hopefully they will give him some grief

I don't think Kemper stands a chance against McConnell but maybe he will force him to waste some of his resources on a primary fight.

To my knowledge, no Democratic candidate has declared an intention to run yet but I will vote for anyone who opposes him. Kentucky desperately needs new senators!!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:59 PM

10. what? He is not crazy enough

 

for them?

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