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Alison Lundergan Grimes Leads Mitch McConnell in Senate Race

In "the most watched Senate race in the country."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell trails Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes by 4 percentage points in this year’s U.S. Senate race, 46-42, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll of registered statewide voters.

And, according to the poll, McConnell’s biggest problem may be himself — only 27 percent of Kentuckians hold a favorable opinion of the five-term incumbent, while 50 percent said they had an unfavorable view. And only 43 percent of conservatives, who McConnell is courting heavily, said they had a favorable opinion of him.

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...if this lady is one of us or is she one of them?

She's a Democrat

I don't know if that answers your question.

This is the General election.

McConnell first has to get through his primary, with Matt Bevin, a Tea Party Candidate.

As it turns out, Matt Bevin beats Grimes in the general election.

McConnell (Jesse Benton) is slamming Bevin, saying he's a deadbeat who doesn't pay taxes:

So you tell me: Who is us, and who is them?

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.


Thanks. I thought they were talking about the primary. Is this Bevin the real deal or is paying lip service to the Tea Party? Has C4L endorsed him?

Bevin seems legit.

Though granted, I'm not one of these cult anti-Rand Paul types who loses his mind every time he votes pragmatically, so take from it what you will. I do know that the Democrat in question in this race is probably just as bad as McConnell.

If McConnell gets purged and replaced with Bevin, it would be a plus, and given that Benton is such a lousy campaign manager, I don't think he'll be able to save McConnell.

One thing I do know, Karl Rove is opposing Bevin, which makes Bevin a saint in my book.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton


I'm in the pragmatist camp as well.

He's a friend of Rand's

But Rand is staying away because Bevin is a Republican, challenging an incumbent Republican.

In the world of party politics, such things are verboten.

For probably the same reason, C$L and Ron are staying away as well.

Freedom Works is supporting him:

As is the Senate Conservatives Fund. From that article:

FreedomWorks’ PAC joined the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project in siding with Bevin, who will need every bit of help he can receive in a race against McConnell’s deep-pocketed campaign, which is also drawing the support of the national Republican Party apparatus and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/freedomworks-matt-bevi...

Word is he's the real deal, but party politics is preventing Rand from endorsing him. Rand is also probably calculating that it is better for his presidential run to have crony McConnell and his decades of GOP connections helping him.

If Rand won, he'd no doubt repay the favor to McConnell and give him some kind of position of power in his administration.

So there you go. One of us or one of them? You decide.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

Thanks for that

Thanks for that