Mitch McConnell

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.

Ann Coulter: Still Full of It

Ann Coulter’s smorgasbord conservatism is a path to permanent minority status for the GOP because it blurs the lines between the parties and amounts to a grant of lifetime tenure to establishment Republican Senators like Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran and other Big Government Republicans. 

Jolly's Next Problem: Boehner & McConnell

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

David Jolly won Florida's special election on a "repeal Obamacare" platform. But Boehner and McConnell aim to simply fix OCare.

“Drunks,” “Bullies,” “Traitors,” “Fringe:” McConnell's Terms for Conservatives

Erick Erickson, Red State

Mitch McConnell has been pretty open in the past about his contempt for conservatives. He has referred to conservatives and the outside groups they fund, as traitors, bullies, drunks, and fringe. He claims conservatives “tear up every bar they walk into,” and he wants to “punch” the tea party “in the nose.”

McConnell is For Amnesty, and Always Has Been

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Check out this exhaustive timeline of Mitch McConnell's pro-amnesty moves, culminating in his July comments to reporters that the Senate had a good year, noting among other things, passage of the immigration bill.

Levin Hits Back Hard at McConnell's TeaParty Comments

Right Scoop Staff

Mark Levin responded to Mitch McConnell’s attack on the Tea Party this weekend in the NYTimes, pointing out that it wasn’t just an attack on the three Tea Party candidates running against GOP Senate incumbents, but rather an attack on Tea Party candidates everywhere.

McConnell Backer Ann Coulter Lies About Cruz; Gets Amnesty Push 100% Wrong

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Once again, Coulter relies on the left to hurt conservatives and bolster the establishment. McConnell is pulling the strings on amnesty, and just as Mark Levin has said, McConnell is working in the shadows to pass it, and that is one of the main reasons MM has to be defeated.

McConnell Puts Himself Before the Party, Country

Dan Riehl, RiehlWorld.com

Mitch McConnell needs to go, even at the cost of seeing a Dem. elected in KY. We should no longer support Republicans intent on betraying the limited government, common sense politics for which they ran on. At least Dems. are honest about what they are, as opposed to Republicans like Mitch McConnell.

Here's Who McConnell Is Planning to Crush

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

Mitch McConnell didn’t merely say Tea Party candidates challenging him and other established Republicans in the '14 midterm elections don’t pose much of a threat. “I think we are going to crush them everywhere. I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell Gets Lukewarm CPAC Reception

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a lukewarm reception from conservatives gathered for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, despite delivering a speech full of conservative talking points.

Boehner, McConnell Blast O's 'Most Irresponsible Budget Yet'

Associated Press Staff

GOP leaders led by John Boehner slammed Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal as "worthless," "irresponsible" and "dead on arrival." All believe the document has no chance of getting through Congress and they urged Obama to come back with a budget that the two parties could work together on.

Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party at Five

Ronald Reagan built his coalition by taking all the discontents within the Republican Party and molding them into a coherent conservative ideology and a winning coalition that defeated the Republican establishment in the primaries. After just five short years the grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement are well on their way to doing the same thing.

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.

GOP Leaders Won't Escape Conservative Voters' Wrath

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner and McConnell are still looking for somebody to surrender to and conservatives will punish them for it.

'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's Poll Slip=Trouble for GOP?

James Hohmann, Politico

Mitch McConnell trails his Dem. opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by 4 points in a new poll. The survey also found Obama to be slightly more popular than the longtime incumbent senator. Only 27% view McConnell favorably.

Republicans Unload on the IRS

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Leading GOP lawmakers are urging the IRS to withdraw new proposed rules governing tax-exempt groups, casting the regulations as an political power play meant to silence conservatives. Boehner and McConnell are among the 10 Repubs. asking the IRS chief to pull back on the regulations.