Published On: Tue, Mar 11th, 2014

Mitch McConnell predicts GOP incumbents will ‘crush’ Tea Party opponents

The estabishment Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to defeat the Tea Party candidates in 2014 as Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell offers an intense prediction in a new interview according the NY Times.

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“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, said in a March 9 article, referring to the network of activist organizations working against him and two Republican incumbents in Kansas and Mississippi while engaging in a handful of other contests.

“I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell’s most notable opponent is Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who is contrasting himself as a true conservative and blasting McConnell’s conservative credentials.

“Mitch McConnell is clearly in trouble in this primary or he wouldn’t be attacking Matt Bevin and declaring war on conservatives,” the Senate Conservatives Fund’s Matt Hoskins said in the Times’ story.

McConnell drews attention in 2013 for allegedly blasting Freedomworks and the Senate Conservative Fund.

“Mitch McConnell thinks our conservative supporters are traitors, but they’re not the ones quietly cutting deals with Harry Reid and Barack Obama to increase the debt limit, to raise taxes on Americans, and to fund Obamacare,” the Senate Conservative Fund responded.

The GOP firm Wenzel Strategies found McConnell with a 42 point lead over Bevin, while a Bluegrass Poll pinned McConnell’s lead at 26 points, the Huffington Post noted.

MoveOn.org notes that McConnell is in a dead heat with the Democrat challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes.

The Kentucky primary will be held May 20.

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