Kentucky Senate Race

Mitch McConnell Declares War On Conservatives

Mitch McConnell is in trouble not because he has been “too conservative,” but because voters don’t see the difference between a big government pork barreling Republican and a big government pork barreling Democrat.

The Unanswered McConnell Question

Erick Erickson, Red State

Some enterprising reporter should ask Mitch McConnell this question: given that the Senate Conservatives Fund has a better record than McConnell of getting Repubs. elected to the Senate, shouldn’t he be backing Bevin?

McConnell Declares War on Conservs.

Jonathan Strong, National Review Online

McConnell has warned aides that those who defect to opponent Bevins camp will get "the death penalty." He's also behind the NRSC's blacklisting of a GOP ad firm, Jamestown Associates, for working with the Senate Conservative Fund, which is helping Bevin. 

McConnell Adopts Anti-Limbaugh Ploy

Erick Erickson, Red State

The controversy over Mitch McConnell's blackmail tactics against conservative grassroots grows. Is Karl Rove behind this as well?

Is Mitch McConnell Washington’s #1 Corrupt Bastard?

The one establishment Republican politician who arguably came out better than anyone else in the deal to end the stand-off over defunding ObamaCare and imposing real spending reform on the federal government was the Senate’s Republican Minority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Conservs. Back McConnell Rival

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, announced that it will support Matt Bevin’s primary battle against Mitch McConnell and Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s primary challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran.

Palin: Loss Should Energize Us!

Sarah Palin, Facebook

On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin writes, "Steve energized commonsense conservatives all across the country. Tonight’s New Jersey race was a win for Barack Obama, and the Senate deal in D.C. was a loss for the American people. What happened in D.C. ... reminds us of how hard we must fight in 2014 to return to a government of the people." 

McConnell Should Be Defeated

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Mark Levin said that Mitch McConnell needed to be defeated in his primary for conservatism to succeed, calling McConnell an "awful Republican leader." McConnell is being challenged by Tea Party's Matt Bevin. 

Tea Party to Hit McConnell on OCare

Shane Goldmacher, national Journal

Tea Party group, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has booked a $340,000 TV ad buy in Kentucky attacking Mitch McConnell for his failure to help defund Obamacare.

McConnell Should Be Embarrassed

Erick Erickson, Red State

A third of KY Repubs either have no opinion or want a generic Repub. against McConnell and two-thirds want McConnell. For a Senator with high name identification and 28 years in the office, that’s just sad.

Shock: McConnell Behind In Polls

David A. Graham, The Atlantic

Dem grimes leads McConnell by 1% in a new poll. McConnell's favorability rating has dipped considerably.

McConnell Rushes to Shut Down Bevin

Erick Erickson, Red State

McConnell and the KY GOP are aggressively pushing local Repubs to shut down Bevin early.

Bevin: McConnell Has Failed KY

Daniel Kemp, WLKY News

The Tea Party candidate says KY's fed up with MM's failed leadership and support of wasteful spending.

Tea Party Challenges McConnell

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Tea Party Businessman Matt Bevin will announce his run for McConnell's Senate seat this week.