Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Says He’ll “Crush” Conservative Challenger Matt Bevin

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bevin_mcconnell_ap_328 Matt Bevin (left) has emerged as a formidable challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a lukewarm response from the crowd at CPAC this past week. Many wondered why he was even invited. McConnell has repeatedly intimated his disdain for the Tea Party, a grassroots network that stands for limited government, lowering taxation, and lowering federal spending.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

In an interview with the The New York Times, McConnell expressed disdain for conservative and Tea Party groups like FreedomWorks, Ted Cruz’s Senate Conservatives Fund, and The Madison Project.

These groups have endorsed liberty-minded conservative candidates to challenge Republican establishment incumbents in Republican primaries—Chris McDaniel is running against Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi, Milton Wolf is challenging Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas…

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