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  •  KY-SEN: This 2008 BizJournals article seems (7+ / 0-)

    to be the only bio of Matt Bevin out there. And it's a pretty good one.

    Bevin moved to KY 14 years ago. By comparison, Rand Paul lived in KY for 17 years before running for Senate in 2010.

    I think he is a pretty strong challenger. How the debt ceiling/budget fight sorts out in a couple of months might be the key to McConnell's renomination. Conservatives seem upset with already for letting immigration reform pass, and then for letting another "gang" negotiate a filibuster deal.
    If the budget fight is seen as another loss for Senate leadership, the conservative money could follow to Bevin.

    Ironically, after making fun of Grimes campaign rollout, GOP might start taking her more seriously(at least publicly) in an effort to unite GOP around McConnell in the primary.

    •  Grimes is already in general election mode. (7+ / 0-)

      It's all but assured she'll be the nominee. It's well over a year before the general, and she's already campaigning.

      McConnell could easily not have that advantage now, and it's going to hurt him.

      "I can talk anyone into anything except women into sex." -- Larry David, and what I think of when I try to convince people to expand the map.

      by bjssp on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:47:49 AM PDT

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    •  I suppose that would be similar to Boehner (5+ / 0-)

      Caring more about saving his own job than acting in the national interest. Then again, being in the minority puts less onus on him than in the House because he has little say in the floor agenda. Senate votes only need a handful of Republicans to split against McConnell's wishes while in the House nothing will pass unless the leadership want it to.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:49:43 AM PDT

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