Matt Bevin

Now, you have Matt Bevin

Scott McKay, American Spectator

Kentucky Governor-elect Matt Bevin won by nine points on Tuesday despite pre-election polls showing him down or tied in the race. Conservatives also scored victories in Virginia, Houston and San Francisco. Is 2015 a harbinger for things to come? Conservatives in Louisiana certainly hope so.

The Lesson of Kentucky and Houston: Social-Justice Bullies Lose

David French, National Review

There was hate in Houston and Kentucky, but it was peddled by the Left. Bevin’s win in Kentucky and the victory over sexual revolutionaries in Houston were both preceded by breathtaking acts of leftist bullying, where the social-justice Left ran amok in its zeal to destroy its opponents.

Matt Bevin Wins. Barack Obama’s Democratic Party Loses Again.

Erick Erickson, RedState

Matt Bevin won in Kentucky. He won bigger than anyone expected. He owns this win. But it is again worth noting that nationally Democrats keep losing with Barack Obama as President. The public keeps rejecting the President’s party. They did it last night in Kentucky.

Tea Party Elects Its First Governor – Matt Bevin of Kentucky

Don’t believe establishment media stories about the death of the Tea Party movement. The results in yesterday's Kentucky elections demonstrate that when a limited government constitutional conservative like Matt Bevin heads the ticket, and runs as an unabashed conservative, it can lead to a virtual wipeout of the liberal establishment.

If You’re In Kentucky, Go Vote for Matt Bevin Today

Erick Erickson, Erickontheradio.com

Folks, it is time. Today is the day to go put a Republican in Kentucky’s Governor’s mansion. I’m told late polling has Bevin up, but by less than one percent. It is going to be extremely close and every vote counts.

Republicans would rather lose than help conservatives

Erick Erickson, RedState

It appears certain Republicans in Washington would rather lose Kentucky than see conservatives win. Multiple people close to the Republican Governors Association (RGA) and close to the Kentucky GOP tell me the RGA has turned its nose up at Kentucky Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin even though the race is widely considered winnable.

McConnell's 2014 Tea Party Challenger Fights KY Governor Primary to a Standstill

David Weigel, Bloomberg

For an hour on Tuesday night, Matt Bevin, a Kentucky businessman who tried and failed to carry the Tea Party's banner in 2014, looked like the Republican Party's 2015 nominee for governor. Party leaders were already congratulating him; networks were calling the race. Then, suddenly ballots from western Kentucky broke for Agriculture Commissioner James Comer—who appeared to have turned a scandal over an old girlfriend's charge of abuse into a scandal over dirty campaigning. The night ended with Bevin up by fewer than 500 votes out of more than 214,000 cast.

Tea Party to U.S.: We’re Winning

Pema Levy, NewsWeek

“[Mitch McConnell] is changing his positions based on the arrival of the Tea Party,” Richard Viguerie says. “It’s certain the Republican Party is going to be a more conservative party in 2015 than it was at the beginning of 2010 with the arrival of the Tea Party.”

RNC Staffer Calls Conserv. Candidate a "Fraud"

Erick Erickson, Red State

Jahan Wilcox, RNC Spokesman, responded to Thom Tillis’s victory by declaring that next would be to defeat Matt Bevin, the Repub. candidate in KY, who Wilcox called a “fraud.” Eventually, conservatives will stop writing checks and stop voting.

Rove Plans GOP Victory in Midterms at Tea Party's Expense

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Karl Rove has set his sights on helping Sen. Mitch McConnell win the GOP primary this month against tea party opponent Matt Bevin following his success with establishment Repub. Thom Tillis in NC. He’s now targeted Bevin in the May 20 primary against McConnell, his longtime ally.

Time for New Leadership

Erick Erickson, Red State

30 years ago, Mitch McConnell ran for the Senate because his opponent kept claiming to be for spending cuts while raising spending. His opponent kept claiming to be a conservative, while letting big government grow. McConnell needs to be reminded of his own words.

FreedomWorks to Host Big TeaParty Event in KY

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Glenn Beck and FreedomWorks Pres. Matt Kibbe are coming to a major Tea Party rally, dubbed FreePAC Kentucky, in Mitch McConnell's back yard of Louisville -- and McConnell primary challenger Matt Bevin is a featured speaker. 

Tea Party Patriots Back McConnell Challenger Bevin

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Jenny Beth Martin, president of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said, “Unlike the incumbent, Matt Bevin has never voted to raise the debt ceiling, has never cut a deal with Joe Biden to raise taxes by $600 billion, and has never worked to ‘crush’ his political opponents."

Perry Backs McConnell

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) endorsed establishment Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in the Senate majority leader's reelection fight this year.

Cruz Backs Group Hoping to Oust McConnell, Roberts, Cochran

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Ted Cruz has angered the GOP estab. by supporting conservative group the Madison Project, which is attempting to replace incumbent Repub. senators with tea party activists in the midterm elections.

'Retire Mitch' McConnell Signs Pop Up in Kentucky

Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal

Conservative opponents of Mitch McConnell have installed "Retire Mitch" yard signs throughout Kentucky. FreedomWorks for America, which announced that it's endorsing McConnell’s GOP primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and would spend up to $500,000 toward that cause, paid for the signs.

TeaParty Tees Off on McConnell After Cruz's Demand Forces Debt Vote

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

Instead of going along with a simple majority vote, Cruz showed no mercy in forcing GOP leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.

McConnell Losing Ground; Bevin Up in Polls

Rasmussen Reports Staff

Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Dem. challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the '14 Kentucky Senate race. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by four points.

McConnell Plummets In Polls; Seen as Less Conservative Now

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell has dropped 15% since his boys Brad Dayspring and Josh Holmes at the NRSC have started attacking conservatives. Less than half of the respondents think McConnell is as conservative today as when he was first elected.

Biggest Thing You Can Do to Improve GOP: Defeat McConnell

Erick Erickson, Red State

When you beat the sitting Senate Repub. Leader in a primary, suddenly Washington knows the grassroots are in charge. The attacks on conservatives will only get worse until conservatives beat Mitch McConnell.