Skip to content

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 JUNE 2017
National Leaders.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.


Comments


More Politics & Policy

Democrats are the real Republican MVPs and here's why Watch

Image of Nancy Pelosi is the real MVP of the Republican party.

Nancy Pelosi, long the reigning queen of the Democratic party, is about to lose her crown. Under her leadership, the Democratic Party has ... continue reading


Why do liberals want to kill conservatives? Here's a list of liberal threats and attacks on conservatives since mid-2016 Watch

Image of In his own words, liberal terrorist, James Hodgkinson wanted to kill as many Republicans as possible.

When people don't like the outcomes of political decisions, they can become passionate. There was no shortage of conservative outrage ... continue reading


BREAKING: Jerusalem has fallen Watch

Image of Islam is the only religion in the world intent upon spreading by militant means. True believers, people who understand the Koran as written and who follow Islam as it was practiced for centuries after Mohammad, will not stop until they are contained, dead, or have converted the world to their belief. We know because they look us in the eye and tell us so.

The Crusades never ended. Despite popular belief, the world's most ardent Muslims covet Jerusalem. And they have no intention of ending ... continue reading


Islam is not a religion of peace, and here's what should be done to stop it spreading Watch

Image of It is no coincidence the Islamic State uses the seal of Muhammad as its official symbol.

There is only one kind of Islam in the world, and the politically correct ignore this fact at their peril. To understand the risk posed by ... continue reading


Is a new rule coming from the Trump administration to protect religious freedom? Watch

Image of Trump may be preparing to defend religious freedom with a new rule.

Washington D.C., May 31, 2017 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from ... 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.