Mitch McConnell’s challenger explains what is at stake in this election

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Senate seat is in trouble. Polling shows that if Sen. McConnell is to make it through the Republican primary, he could very well lose to the Democratic challenger. Fortunately, there is a very strong candidate seeking the Republican nomination, and over the last several months he has significantly closed the gap in the polls while gaining the endorsement of many conservative institutions. On radio this morning, Matt Bevin joined Glenn to discuss the progress of his campaign and why he believes the 2014 election is so important.

“I am really thrilled to have on with us now Matt Bevin. He is running for U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Freedom Works now has officially enforced him. We are thrilled,” Glenn said. “We’ve had him on how many times now? Two times, three times, and every time we’ve had him on, we feel good about him. We don’t trust any politician. Matt, thank goodness, at this point doesn’t have enough politician in him yet to feel slippery.”

So what made the veteran, entrepreneur, and father of nine decide to go to Washington?

“I’ve been asked a number of times and it’s an important point of clarification. I don’t mean to sound flip in saying this, but it’s less a function of what I want to do and more a function of what I’m willing to do,” Matt said. “The reason I’m willing to do this is I look at the fiscal path we’re on as a nation… and I realize it is so remarkably unsustainable… And I realize we are trying to run our federal government in a way that no one could run their home, no one could run a business. And yet we’re digging deep into this hole of debt and saddling our children and grandchildren with the responsibility they may not be able to handle.”

Matt was down over 50 points in the polls just a few short months ago, but he has closed that gap tremendously as grassroots conservatives from around the country rally around his message. Sen. McConnell has revealed himself to be firmly rooted in the establishment GOP. And while Matt believes the fight for the “heart and soul” of the Republican Party will be a theme this election cycle, he sees something ever bigger at stake.

“There is a lot of discussion… about how this is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, but I would challenge your listeners to think about the fact that it’s really much bigger than that,” Matt said. “What is at stake really is a battle for the heart and soul of the entire political process because what is at stake is whether or not we will continue to be a government of and by and for the people or whether we are going to be of and by and for a handful of these small – what Reagan called – ‘intellectual elite’, these individuals who believe that they are the ones that are going to make the decisions for us. They’ll choose the candidates. They’ll choose the time. They’ll choose the place. They’ll choose the deals.”

Matt has a message and a voice that will resonate well with conservatives and libertarians who are looking for a small government advocate, but with the funding and forces of the Republican Party squarely behind Sen. McConnell, Matt will need help to keep his campaign going.

You can learn more about Matt’s campaign HERE.

“Matt Bevin, running in Kentucky, has a real chance of winning against Mitch McConnell. You throw Mitch McConnell out, and you will you actually affect change in the Republican Party. You scare the living daylights out of the Republicans, and you actually move things forward.”

Check out the entire interview below:

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  • Anonymous

    I’m going to pay very close attention to the actions of my local Republican representatives and their voting trends and see if they are acting like Conservatives or more like capitulators to the Communist coup. I live in Wisconsin in the 7th congressional district and my representative is Sean Duffy. 1 of our 2 senators is a Republican named Ron Johnson. They get my vote if they represent my values but not otherwise. Just because they have the label of “Republican” does not mean they have my vote rubber stamped. I will vote for a 3rd party candidate, some kind of libertarian type, even if they don’t stand a chance. I don’t believe in staying away from the ballot box due to my beefs as a voting constituent. That’s how we got Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Not the best strategy. Voting for a 3rd party candidate who has no chance of winning ensures the progressive opponent wins.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think you understood me fully. If the two people I mentioned above act like progressives then voting for them is just like voting for a Democrat. The nation gets soaked in the same shit storm. What I’m saying is, no matter how disgusted I get, I’m going to vote, period. The 3rd party voters weren’t responsible for Obama getting elected. That blame falls on the people who voted the piece of shit in, and the 4 million conservative voters who didn’t go to the polls at all.

  • Sam Fisher

    Kick them all out. Replace the old guard.

  • Anonymous

    When is the Tea Party going to primary Democrats? Especially Matt Kibbe who claims his interest is in both D and R Progressives. Show us your resolve by primarying Senate Dems. up for reelection this year. Their conservative records are all under 50%.

  • Anonymous

    McConnell has to be defeated in the primary. He and Boehner are the main causes of disfunction on the Republican side of the ledger. For some reason, they won’t stand up and fight against Obama and the Democrats in Congress. It is like they have something hidden in the closet and are being blackmailed. The only other reason is that they agree with Obama policies. All RINO’s need to be defeated even if is takes four more years. What the Democrats and the media want to hide is that “We the People” are the Tea Party. The majority of the Tea Party are Americans that have served our country in a myriad of ways. They were mainly responsible for making America the great country that it used to be. They want smaller government, a strong military, lower taxes, keep the individual liberties based on the Constitution. When the last individual who voted for President Reagan passes away, America will never be the same again, Only God can save America.

    • Stacy J. Sawyer


      ☭☭☭ ☭☭�☭ ☭☭☭☭ ☭☭☭￷☭ ☭☭☭☭He is a RINO of the first order and has proved it many times.

  • Anonymous

    McConnell should lose ! He is a RINO of the first order and has proved it many times. He needs to be replaced with a true Conservative who knows he will never be elected to anything again if he pulls a double cross on his voters.

  • Mark Powls

    I think it’s okay for our potential candidates to collapse or implode the financial system. Go ahead and say it Matt. Nice to see someone running against the McConnell RINO.

  • Fiji’s Best

    Regardless of attempts to confuse legitimate government functions with “socialism”, it is important to remember that they are not the same.

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