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  •  Is Mitch the presumed candidate? (2+ / 0-)
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    blue aardvark, RUKind
    •  Leading Bevin by 20 points or so last poll I saw (1+ / 0-)
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      Solid lead, he's the incumbent, so he's a decent bet.

      Purity is for primaries; in the general, our worst are better than their best.

      by blue aardvark on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 01:02:45 PM PST

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      •  Oh really. (6+ / 0-)

        I locked on to todays news like a true believer:

        Group launches ad blaming McConnell for gay-marriage ruling in Kentucky

        A national Tea Party fundraising group aligned with Louisville businessman Matt Bevin plans to launch a radio ad Tuesday that blames Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for a court ruling requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

        U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II, who issued a final version of his ruling last week, was appointed by President George H.W. Bush on the recommendation of McConnell. Heyburn served as general counsel for McConnell when McConnell was Jefferson County judge-executive during the early 1980s.

        "Republican voters strongly disagree with Judge Heyburn, and Senator McConnell should admit that recommending him was a mistake," the Senate Conservatives Fund said in a statement.

        The group's ad also notes that Heyburn ruled in 1998 to overturn the state's ban on partial-birth abortion.

        "Who recommended this liberal judge?" one actor says in the ad.

        "Mitch McConnell," another actor replies.

        "McConnell should admit right now that recommending Judge Heyburn was a mistake," the first actor says. "He knew this judge wasn't a conservative and promoted him anyway. Now we're stuck with gay marriage."

        Both actors go on to say they plan to vote for Bevin in Kentucky's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

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