Elizabeth Warren: "One way I'm going to start fighting back is I'm going to go down to Kentucky and I'm going to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren said. "She's tough, she's feisty, she endorsed the student loan bill, said she wanted to bring down interest rates for Kentuckians. ... So my view is I'm going to get out there and try to make this happen for her."
Alison Lundergan Grimes: “Senator McConnell’s blatant disregard for the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians crushed by student loan debt is deeply disconcerting. This vote against our middle-class families underscores the fact that my opponent has been in Washington for far too long and just does not get it. I call on the Senate to pass both the legislation to ease student loan burden as well as the bipartisan bill to address problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Kentucky students and veterans deserve a champion who will fight for them in the U.S. Senate – not stand idly by and ignore the needs of real people.”
I challenge anyone to find where Senator McConnell will be appearing publicly next in Kentucky. Senator McConnell also avoids the press and bloggers while making himself available to the Chamber of Commerce and folks like Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.
Senator Mitch McConnell has also proposed a debate without an audience. I guess he doesn’t want to endure being that close to common folks for an hour or two. Yes, Senator Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor are very much alike when it comes to arrogance and ignoring their constituents. Eric Cantor paid the price. Will Mitch?
Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Democratic Senate Primary with 77% of the Democratic vote and that means 23% of democratic voters voted for another Democratic candidate.
Alison Lundergan Grimes has a real chance to defeat Mitch McConnell in the general election but, assuming Mitch McConnell doesn’t become embroiled in a scandal, she’ll need every vote she can get to beat him and Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry might take away enough votes to keep her from winning.
Seems to me Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry is in the drivers seat when it comes to Alison Lundergan Grimes having a chance to beat Mitch McConnell.
“What, me worry?” the grinning, snaggle-toothed Alfred E. Neuman, Mad magazine’s cover kid, has been famously asking for umpteen years.
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s new campaign ad suggests he’s no longer vexed by Matt Bevin, his tea party-tilting challenger in the May 20 GOP primary. McConnell apparently figures Bevin is toast.
If I were the captain of Team Mitch, I’d be at least a tad concerned about what Bevin and the Bevinites might do if the vote goes against them -- more on that in a minute.
McConnell’s ad ignores Bevin. It is aimed at Alison Lundergan Grimes, his all but certain Democratic foe. The captain of Team Switch has no serious opposition in the Democratic senatorial primary. McConnell has known that all along.
How did $20,000 in donations that people thought was going to the “Tea Party Movement” end up in the hands of establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn?
The transactions don’t show up on the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund list of candidate expenses. It’s all a matter of public record but it’s been hidden by diverting it through a JFC or Joint Fundraising Committee. Read more.
DATE: May 2, 2014 TO: Mitch McConnell FR: Kentucky
Just wanted to send a quick reminder that the Kentucky Derby is this weekend, Senator. You know – in Louisville, only 542 miles away from Duke. Anyway, it would be great if you could attend. I think it should be safe – no reporters will ask you questions, you don't have to pretend to have a jobs plan and you can root to your heart's content for the colts while demanding that any fillies at the racetrack be paid less.
If you need directions back from your home in Washington to Kentucky (I know how you are Mr. DC!) I have posted a handy link to Google maps below. So please put coming to the Derby on your to do list. We’re thinking you’ve forgotten about us back here in the Bluegrass. Also please add to that list coming up with a jobs plan, stopping taking contributions from companies that discriminate against women and learning the facts about increasing the minimum wage.
There was a time when I thought Republicans and Democrats were different. I thought Republicans represented big business and Democrats represented the little guy/gal. I was naive then and when I realized that both Republicans and Democrats were wholly owned by $$$ and the $$$ got their asses kissed and the little guy/gal got their asses kicked I was disappointed and enlightened all at the same time.
So here we go again in 2014 with Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic senatorial candidate, and Mitch McConnell, Republican senatorial candidate, speaking from the same $$$ Keystone Pipeline play book. Am I surprised? Not really. Kissing ass for $$$ is nothing new for Kentucky politicians Democrat or Republican.