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  •  If Mitch doesn't get any traction tying her (4+ / 0-)
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    to Obamacare-job killing, then he's toast...

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis, 1935 --Talk of foresight--

    by tuma on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 07:48:06 AM PST

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    •  Will She Trumpet the Kentucky Exchange? (14+ / 0-)

      Will ALG point to the tens of thousands of Kentuckians who have signed-up on the state website, the same Kentuckians from whom McTurtle wants to yank insurance?

      Obama is likely not someone who's going to help her on the campaign trail. But Steve Beshear, the KY Gov, is someone that will be a campaign asset.

      •  I don't see why not (1+ / 0-)
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        She can run against McConnell for wanting to eliminate KYNect (which is, by extension, what overturning the ACA would do).  She doesn't even have to mention "Obamacare".

        The smooth implementation in KY (thanks in large part to Gov. Beshear) has given her great cover on this issue.

        Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

        by JBraden on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 01:59:12 PM PST

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    •  Nah (0+ / 0-)

      Third party Koch groups will do a nasty nasty campaign on her. They will try to make her as unpalatable as him. They can overplay that hand though.

      Thing is who is going to go to vote. Mark Sandford got his seat back, remember.

      •  It will be difficult for the Kochs. (6+ / 0-)

        ALG was born and bred for politics. Her father has been in politics for all of his adult life and it would surprise me if she had skeletons in the closet to find.  The only thing they could do is tie her to Obama.  But I don't think that will work.  Democrats in this state love her.  She is an exciting speaker and an all around nice person.  She has union support in a state that loves its unions. She won her last election with over 60% of the vote, so Republicans voted for her too.  And the Kentucky house has passed legislation to increase the minimum wage, which will go nowhere in the senate.  She will ride this issue to the end, calling out McConnell every step of the way.  

        "This isn't for the ones who would gladly swallow everything their leaders would have them know". Mary Chapin Carpenter

        by malenda on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:32:06 AM PST

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        •  There was a similar dynamic in ND (0+ / 0-)

          in 2012.  Berg and his corporate backers tried to tie Heidi Heitkamp to Obama, but ND voters didn't buy it.  And there wasn't much else for him to attack her on.

          Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

          by JBraden on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 02:00:50 PM PST

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