Skip to content
Catholic Online SHopping 20% off RE-Grand Opening SALE

RE-Grand Opening
FREE Shipping over $49 (lower 48)

Mitch McConnell beats Tea Party challenger in Kentucky

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/21/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Tea party rivals also swept away in Georgia, Oregon

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell won against a Tea Party primary challenger in Kentucky this week. His victory has set up one of November's Senate races against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.

Mitch McConnell's victory over conservative businessman Matt Bevin headlined the busiest election night of the year to date.

Mitch McConnell's victory over conservative businessman Matt Bevin headlined the busiest election night of the year to date.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
5/21/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Mitch Mcconnell, Kentucy, Tea Party, elections


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Establishment-backed Republicans were victorious against Tea Party rivals in Georgia and Oregon. This has extended the establishment's winning streak against the Tea Party and has bolstered Republican chances of retaking the Senate this coming November.

McConnell's victory over conservative businessman Matt Bevin headlined the busiest election night of the year to date. Voters in six states picked candidates for November elections that will decide which party controls Congress.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

Republicans will need to gain six seats to recapture Senate control. Party leaders have waged a successful effort to avoid divisive primaries that produced weak candidates and cost them Senate races in 2010 and 2012.

T may be the death knell for the Tea Party movement: Senate candidates backed by the party establishment won races earlier this year against the Tea Party in Texas and North Carolina.

Targeted by the Tea Party and conservative groups, McDonnell was accused of not doing enough to block President Barack Obama's agenda in the Senate. Bevin's political inexperience showed in a series of campaign-trail missteps, including his attendance at a rally supporting cockfighting.

McConnell quickly turned to the general election fight against Grimes, who won the Democratic nomination against nominal opposition, and linked her to Obama and Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid.

"Alison Lundergan Grimes is Barack Obama's candidate," McConnell told supporters at a Kentucky victory party. "There isn't a dime's worth of difference between a candidate who puts Harry Reid in charge and Harry Reid himself." As a result, McConnell won about 60 percent of the primary vote.

In related news, businessman David Perdue and U.S. Representative Jack Kingston in Georgia were the top two finishers in a crowded Senate primary, beating Tea Party candidates to qualify for a July 22 runoff for the right to face Democrat Michelle Nunn. The runoff was needed because no candidate finished with more than 50 percent of the vote.

In the Republican Senate primary in Oregon, moderate Monica Wehby beat Tea Party-backed state representative for the nomination to face Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley. Problems with the state's healthcare exchange have given Republicans hope of victory in the Democratic-leaning state.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2017
Artists.
That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


Comments


More Politics & Policy

Corrupt media censoring news of lawsuit against Democratic National Committee that allegedly committed FRAUD to nominate Hillary Clinton Watch

Image of Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) has been accused of fraud and self-enrichment at the expense of impartiality. Voters are suing her and the DNC on the grounds they violated the DNC bylaws to favor Clinton over Sanders in 2016.

The media is ignoring a major lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its former chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. ... continue reading


Yes, nuclear weapons WILL be used. Here's why Watch

Image of 'The sword itself incites to violence.' -Homer

How many nuclear weapons are there in the world? 14,995 according to the US Defense Intelligence Agency. Up to 60 of those could be in the ... continue reading


Miami-Dade says it will comply with Trump, and is no longer a sanctuary for illegal immigrants Watch

Image of Like all other nations, the U.S. has the right to control immigration.

Miami-Dade County is no longer a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The city has sent a letter to the Trump administration to explain how ... continue reading


BIGGER THAN RUSSIA: Investigation reveals Obama spied on Trump associates and leaked secret information to media Watch

Image of The Obama administration spied on Americans, then leaked their information to the public to harm the Trump campaign. Why aren't these people in prison?

With all the talk about Trump and Russia colluding to smear Hillary Clinton prior to the election, it seems there is a more serious ... continue reading


Scaramucci, you're fired! Watch

Image of Anthony Scaramucci is out after just 10 days on the job.

President Trump has dismissed Anthony Scaramucci from his post as White House communications director. No explanation has been given and it ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.