Will Kentucky Senate race hinge on … cockfighting?

posted at 2:01 pm on April 25, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Regardless of whoever wins the Republican primary in Kentucky for the US Senate, it’s going to be remembered as one of the most colorful battles of the cycle. Last month, challenger Matt Bevin spoke at a cockfighting rally, but claimed to be unaware of the nature of the event. Now, however, a local reporter says he has video of Bevin endorsing the legalization of cockfighting in Kentucky:

wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather

The second speaker, American Gamefowl Defense Director Dave Devereaux, spent several minutes explaining why we were here.

“For the sole purpose of legalizing gamecock fighting at the state level,” said Devereaux.

The next speaker, in front of more than 700 people, was Republican US Senate Candidate Matt Bevin.

“There is not a cause, there is not an issue, nothing we believe in that we could not bring to fruition if we turn out to vote,” said Bevin.

When he was finished, he was asked a direct question.

“Will you vote to support the effort to legalize gamecock fighting in the state of Kentucky?” asked Devereaux.

“I support the people of Kentucky exercising their right, because it is our right to decide what it is that we want to do, and not the federal government’s. Criminalizing behavior, if it’s part of the heritage of this state, is in my opinion a bad idea. A bad idea. I will not support it,” said Bevin, which was met with rousing applause from the crowd.

ABC News suggests that Bevin has “lied repeatedly” about the event:

The Tea Party candidate challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to a primary challenge has been caught in an undercover video attending a cockfighting rally last month and there is evidence that he lied repeatedly about the event.

Matt Bevin, who is seeking to wrest Kentucky’s Republican Senate nomination from McConnell, and his campaign have said they thought it was a state’s rights rally he attended in Corbin, but in the undercover video from WAVE 3 News it’s clear what the event is about with signs supporting the legalizing of cockfighting. Bevin even speaks right after a cockfighting activist who explained clearly why they were: “For the sole purpose of legalizing gamecock fighting at the state level.” …

In recent weeks, Bevin insisted it was a rally for states’ rights, not cock fighting. He told WHAS TV,  “So, people at the first rally were there to discuss state’s rights, everything from probably cockfighting, I don’t know because I was gone, to helmet laws to growing of hemp etc.” And he told the Courier-Journal, “It was a states’ rights rally.” In an interview with the News Journal, Bevin said he did not realize the event had anything to do with cockfighting.

Needless to say, Mitch McConnell is delighted:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused his primary challenger Friday of lying about his participation at a cockfighting rally, citing a local news report that shows Bevin being asked directly about cockfighting.

Kentucky GOP Senate hopeful Matt Bevin has said that he didn’t know he was speaking at a cockfighting rally after video surfaced of his speech at a gathering in late March.

“Matt Bevin’s cockfighting episode will go down in history as one of the most disqualifying moments in Kentucky political history,” McConnell spokeswoman Allison Moore said in a statement. “Twenty years from now, we will all remember the time when the East Coast con-man thought so little of Kentuckians that he pathologically lied to us about absolutely everything until an undercover camera caught him red-handed at a cockfighting rally.”

Bevin’s campaign released a statement that doesn’t exactly deny that Bevin fibbed about his participation or his endorsement for legalization, but instead called it “just a rehash of an old story”:

The Bevin campaign, in a statement to POLITICO, said the report was “a rehash of an old story” and a distraction from the “old liberal policies” from the Senate minority leader.

“This is just a rehash of an old story,” the statement read. “Primary voters will have a choice on May 20th between a veteran, small business owner, father of nine who will fight for our conservative values in Matt Bevin, or more of the same old liberal policies from Mitch McConnell. Since McConnell can’t defend his record, all he can do is try to make his opponent look worse. Instead, we should be addressing the core issue — that the federal government has gotten too big, too intrusive, and needs to be reined in.”

An “old story”? The rally took place on March 29th, about four weeks ago.

In my opinion, cockfighting belongs to the same dustbin of history as dogfighting does, and plenty of conservatives vented their outrage over the latter when Michael Vick got busted doing it. Kentuckians might feel differently, though, and the rest of us won’t get a vote. But Bevin’s attempt to have it both ways and duck responsibility for his choice of venues and campaign pledges doesn’t make him a terribly attractive alternative to Mitch McConnell.


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

bevin is a terrible candidate and will get destroyed

uatu1878 on April 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

But Bevin’s attempt to have it both ways and duck responsibility for his choice of venues and campaign pledges doesn’t make him a terribly attractive alternative to Mitch McConnell.

Tell it, Cap’n…!!!

JohnGalt23 on April 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

toast is burning.

rhombus on April 25, 2014 at 2:06 PM

hes still better than mcconnell.

dmacleo on April 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

cockfighting?

…I don’t think the leaders in Kentucky…have any of ‘those things’…too fight with!

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

So a cockfighting incident might allow the eunuch of the senate to keep his seat. There’s a joke in there somewhere.

HumpBot Salvation on April 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

My position on this race hasn’t changed.

If the GOP were going to pick up ten seats elsewhere with sane, conservative candidates I’d be happy to see McConnell fall to Grimes in the general, pour encourager les RINOs.

If the GOP may barely take control of the Senate then Bevin is nowhere near a good enough horse to ride into the general, and the best we can hope for is McConnell squeaking through reelection but losing the leadership.

JEM on April 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

McConnell is a chicken.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

To be very clear – I’m against co*k- and bull-fighting.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

How stupid do you have to be to even be caught at one of these things. Geesh! who endorsed this yahoo to get him rolling, anyway?

butch on April 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Perhaps Bevin went to a cockfighting event in the Philippines where it is the nation’s pastimes every Sunday afternoon. Its good family fun and a great place to do some campaigning.

simkeith on April 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The 2012 campaign hinged on a dog on a car, right?

This is how the dems do it and its how the rinos do it in the primaries against conservatives. Mconnell has not only the MSM but also breitbart, HA, Rand Paul … I’m pulling for Bevin against the hypocrites.

But Bevin’s attempt to have it both ways and duck responsibility for his choice of venues and campaign pledges doesn’t make him a terribly attractive alternative to Mitch McConnell.

How could one not be an attractive alternative to pro-amnesty/anti-tea-party/pro-gov-growth senator for life m. mconnel. The GOP machine and the “alternative” conservative sites are here to help keep the status quo.

Mconnel first was a senator in 1984! Think about that, sheep.

BoxHead1 on April 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

If Bill Clinton and Anthony Weiner want to square off, so what?

corona79 on April 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Hey Bevin, don’t further Mexican pastimes in the USA.

No dogfighting

No co*kfighting

No bullfighting

No animal fighting of any kind

Now, you two morons, fight to your (political) death. I like to watch.

Whichever wins, fight the leftist thug the same way.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

I told everyone here that Bevin was a liar from way back in his Connecticut days. Lying is all he has. His ads on TV are pathetic.

“I’m not Mitch McConnell, vote for me, because gosh darn it, I am a conservative.”

Bevin is still 28 points down in the polls and has no chance of coming close.

Johnnyreb on April 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Whoever wins, but fight good.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

“If it’s part of the heritage of this state”…fool, so was slavery.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

A vote for McConnell is a vote for obama’s full agenda.

Pork-Chop on April 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

a local reporter says he has video of Bevin endorsing the legalization of cockfighting in Kentucky:

…seems like the Mitch Chicken Neck type candidate…couldn’t they do better?

KOOLAID2 on April 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

This year’s crop of Tea Party Senate candidates have been terrible

A 9/11 truther.
A lying cock-fighting lover.
A doctor who mocks his patients x-rays.

sentinelrules on April 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Democrat lies about being in Vietnam, gets elected to senate. Democrat lies about Indian heritage, gets elected to the senate. Democrat kills a woman, gets elected to the senate.

Republican days state should choose whether cockfighting is legal…unacceptable!!!1!!

tdarrington on April 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/09/05/us-nfl-vick-whoopi-idUSN0444500720070905

Is it part of the culture? According to Whoopie Goldberg, dog fighting and the deep south, and blacks is part of the culture.

MoreLiberty on April 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

I see Roves money has gone to some blog comment sections.

BoxHead1 on April 25, 2014 at 2:29 PM

I have not been thrilled at McConnell’s lack of guiding principals.

That said this Bevin kook doesn’t seem to have the ability to figure out what are important issues and what is the principled side to be on. If he is this bad on this issue, what will be his other positions.

Jay Galt on April 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM

I knew HA would feature this.

C—-k fighting is very popular with a rapidly growing segment of the democrat party so maybe Bevin will get some of those votes. Will they choose Bevin and legal c—-ck fighting or McConnell and more food stamps? My money is on the freebies. They’ll do the fighting underground anyway.

http://www.examiner.com/article/illegal-immigration-fueling-rise-cockfighting-rings

Wigglesworth on April 25, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Candidates like this one is exactly the reason why McConnell keeps surviving and winning. I hope we find a viable candidate to take him out one day.

GOPRanknFile on April 25, 2014 at 2:37 PM

And coming around the corner trailing at the heels of Bevin and McConnell we have a dark horse fighting for position. Why it’s the young plucky Alison Lundgergan Grimes who is making a push at the last second. Bevin and McConnell seem to be attacking each other rather than finish this horse race AAAANNND GRIMES MAKES A PUSH FOR THE LEAD.

It’s going to be a photo finish and I can’t believe my eyes, Grimes wins by a hair on a photo finish at the derby. Horror and dismay today on what was supposed to be a beautiful coronation of another Republican Senator for the great state of Kentucky, has actually turned tragic because Bevin and Mickey Mouse couldn’t figure out they just needed a few more feet each. Sad day indeed, and if I’m reading this right, the Senate will remain Dem controlled with the Senate Minority leader being tossed out in shame. Harry Reid will have a field day with this one…

ThomasPaineandsuffering on April 25, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I seem to remember his opposition to cockfighting helped cost Steve Largent the race for Governor of Oklahoma, so this may not kill off Bevin as much as one might think.

Nue Houjuu on April 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

“If it’s part of the heritage of this state”…fool, so was slavery.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Excellent and salient point.

thatsafactjack on April 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I would take Bevin or Grimes over the Turtle. Either one would be an improvement

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:40 PM

The people of Kentucky face a difficult choice in the Republican primaries. One guy likes cocks and knows a good one when he sees it, and the other only likes one cock and it happens to belong to Obama.

Rix on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

“If it’s part of the heritage of this state”…fool, so was slavery.
Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Ok so after the Bundy affair you guys are against slavery???

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

My position on this race hasn’t changed.

If the GOP were going to pick up ten seats elsewhere with sane, conservative candidates I’d be happy to see McConnell fall to Grimes in the general, pour encourager les RINOs.

If the GOP may barely take control of the Senate then Bevin is nowhere near a good enough horse to ride into the general, and the best we can hope for is McConnell squeaking through reelection but losing the leadership.

JEM on April 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

If McConnell wins, he’ll be keeping his leadership post, whether it’s for the majority or minority. The Senate GOP has no desire to dump McConnell.

Bitter Clinger on April 25, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Ok so after the Bundy affair you guys are against slavery???

Brock Robamney

You’re not against lying though, are you? Being a member of the party of slavery kind of makes it necessary I guess.

xblade on April 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Why are you all so obsessed with taking control of the Senate? I’d rather have 41 senator opposing Obama on principle than 51 senator working with him in the spirit of bipartisanship.

Rix on April 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

“If it’s part of the heritage of this state”…fool, so was slavery.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Eh, I get your point but let’s not equate cockfighting with race based chattel slavery.

Texas Zombie on April 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

LOL

More evidence this dude’s not ready for prime time.

I feel sorry for anyone who wasted their money donating to this clown.

rockmom on April 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Why are you all so obsessed with taking control of the Senate? I’d rather have 41 senator opposing Obama on principle than 51 senator working with him in the spirit of bipartisanship.

Rix on April 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Are there currently 41 Senators opposing Obama on principle? Are they preventing continued deficit spending? Are they adequately reigning in the executive bureaucracy?

Pretty sure we’d do better with a slim majority than with what we have now.

Texas Zombie on April 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

A few other tidbits:

Did HA cover McConnell’s ad flub with a blog post? I did a search and couldn’t find one. Breitbart did write-ups on McConnell’s and Bevin’s mistakes.

This is probably empty rhetoric, but it is germane.
“This will destroy Mitch McConnell in Kentucky,” said Craig Davis, president of the United Gamefowl Breeders Association.

In an interview with the Herald-Leader, Davis said the new law could have a number of unintended consequences making criminals out of law-abiding citizens,”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/20/cockfighting-fans-will-destroy-mitch-mcconnell-in-kentucky-if-the-tea-party-doesnt/

Wigglesworth on April 25, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Pretty sure we’d do better with a slim majority than with what we have now.

Texas Zombie on April 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Don’t bet your farm on it. How does House Majority work for you so far?

Rix on April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

sentinelrules

Which one was the truther?

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Ok so after the Bundy affair you guys are against slavery???

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

LOL yeah, Matt Bevin’s a nut but Cliven Bundy is ok, we should run him against Harry Reid in 2016
YOLO.

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

GOPRanknFile

I’m glad you agree that McConnell needs to go “someday” but unfortunately you fail to understand that no matter how “viable” a candidate you find. The Mitch Machine will always turn them into the next Matt Bevin.
Guthrie or even Massie would’ve been great, but if they had run, you would’ve declared them to be clowns right about now. Maybe not for cockfighting but for something else.

After Bevin loses ( he’s going to lose guys) McConnell will have this seat and the Floor Leader posts until he either a) retires or b) dies.
No republican is going to subject themselves to his smear campaign just to get rid of him.

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Apparently Brannon is the truther someone was referring to, if that’s true any support I had for him is gone.
BUT quite frankly I don’t think he is, and I’m not going to honestly believe it until I see something more detailed from somewhere other then Motherjones or Thinkprogress.

It’s hilarious because I’m almost certain both have at one time or another employed a truther.
Back when Bush was POTUS.

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Ok so after the Bundy affair you guys are against slavery???

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

I was never for slavery. Nor was Bundy ever for it. Wake up.

So, Bundy thinks Hispanics are hard-working family people, and laments the current plight of American blacks under the federal welfare system while saying there has been much progress and that “we sure don’t want to go back.” As always, there’s more to the story than what the New York Times says.

There is gambling going on in Casablanca and at the NYT.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Ok so after the Bundy affair you guys are against slavery???

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Try something else for ‘cute’.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Brock Robamney on April 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

LOL yeah, Matt Bevin’s a nut but Cliven Bundy is ok, we should run him against Harry Reid in 2016
YOLO.

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

You two, Einstein is not impressed.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Will…senate race hinge on … cockfighting?

Don’t they all?

HakerA on April 25, 2014 at 3:14 PM

There are so many political metaphors for cockfighting already; bevin and company didn’t have to take it literally…

WestVirginiaRebel on April 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Eh, I get your point but let’s not equate cockfighting with race based chattel slavery.

Texas Zombie on April 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

You should have stopped at the bolded section.

Big pot of fresh coffee, on the house…the Rs are not bright this fine Friday.

See this, for my take on KY

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Which one was the truther?

MWC_RS on April 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Gregg Brannon in NC.

sentinelrules on April 25, 2014 at 3:24 PM

how do they sink so low so quickly?

greencalliope on April 25, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Kochfighting?

jukin3 on April 25, 2014 at 3:43 PM

It IS a state’s rights issue, folks. As is same sex ‘marriage’, voter I.D. laws, legal drinking age limits, and most other issues that do not impact national security and/or defense. Game-cock fighting IS a cultural issue. How do you suppose the South Carolina Gamecocks got their nickname?? Ever watch Alex Haley’s “Roots”?? Ever hear of ‘Chicken George’? Spain and Mexico have bull fighting. I don’t particularly care for any of these traditional endeavors, but there are many folks who do, and do so passionately. In Texas, we love the rodeo. Is that the next boogaboo for the hand wringing, chronically outraged activists? We are truly becoming a nation of weenies. Leave these issues to the states. Let’s worry about what The dog eating, rat eared illegal alien is doing to our once great nation, hmmm?

bimmcorp on April 25, 2014 at 3:44 PM

There are so many political metaphors for cockfighting already; bevin and company didn’t have to take it literally…

WestVirginiaRebel on April 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

The land is on an abyss and they focus on chickensh*t.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Well, there you go…

jbspry on April 25, 2014 at 3:50 PM

It IS a state’s rights issue, folks. As is same sex ‘marriage’, voter I.D. laws, legal drinking age limits, and most other issues that do not impact national security and/or defense. … Leave these issues to the states. Let’s worry about what The dog eating, rat eared illegal alien is doing to our once great nation, hmmm?

bimmcorp on April 25, 2014 at 3:44 PM

+100

Dolce Far Niente on April 25, 2014 at 3:57 PM

“If it’s part of the heritage of this state”…fool, so was slavery.

Schadenfreude on April 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Was it?
I thought that at the height of slavery in the south, only 6% of southerners owned slaves. That means that 94% of the “racist south” didn’t have anything to do with having slaves.

That said, this seems like another deflection,like the Bundy race worried pearl clutchers. Neither have anything of substance of the political values of the people being smeared.

Mimzey on April 25, 2014 at 4:07 PM

California has their brand of cock fighting, and Kentucky has theirs. I say leave them alone and let ‘em fight their cocks any way they see fit. Here in Texas, we generally make ‘em in a sauce with dumplins. Y’all ought to try it.

bimmcorp on April 25, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Cockfighting? Somebody must be going for that hotly contested LGBT vote …

M240H on April 25, 2014 at 4:16 PM

No.

McConnell lead by 42pts over Bevin in same poll 6 months ago, now only leads by 8 (w/MoE of 4p). Bevin is polling better than Rand Paul over Trey Grayson from 2010 GOP primary at this same point. McConnell endorsed Grayson the KY SoS then. Paul went on 26days later to win by 8. McConnell is not loved by KY GOP after 30yrs of intimidation. MM has blaown a 40pt lead while spending 10mill$$ in six months. Bevin will win GOP primary by 3-5 pts. I have friends in both camps. Both quietly tell me int polls have it tied….in low to mid 40s … next 25 days will be wild here in the Commonwealth. Chicken fighting aside! :)

KeepCoolKY on April 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Thank goodness Mitch McConnell never prevaricated, fibbed, ducked responsibility, or tried to have or both ways.

Viator on April 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Boy, them Tea Party folk sure can vet a candidate, can’t they? A cock-fighting proponent, and then a doctor who posts patient X-rays on Facebook. Brilliant! At least Cotten in Mississippi is still looking good – but then, he was vetted by the United States Army.

The Tea Party “vetting” process apparently consists of someone saying they are “Tea Party” and chanting “RINO RINO RINO” a few times. Then the “APPROVED” stamp goes on.

THEN we start finding out about the candidate.

Um, that’s not the way the process is supposed to work, Zippy.

Adjoran on April 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Boy, them Tea Party folk sure can vet a candidate, can’t they? A cock-fighting proponent, and then a doctor who posts patient X-rays on Facebook. Brilliant! At least Cotten in Mississippi is still looking good – but then, he was vetted by the United States Army.

The Tea Party “vetting” process apparently consists of someone saying they are “Tea Party” and chanting “RINO RINO RINO” a few times. Then the “APPROVED” stamp goes on.

THEN we start finding out about the candidate.

Um, that’s not the way the process is supposed to work, Zippy.

Adjoran on April 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

You mean a radiologist who posts X-ray images without names or identifying characteristics to his Facebook page? Are you seriously under the impression that an X-ray minus identifying information is protected health information?

These things are in textbooks and encyclopedia all the time. There is simply no inappropriate behavior involved.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 25, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Bevin’s campaign released a statement that doesn’t exactly deny that Bevin fibbed about his participation or his endorsement for legalization, but instead called it “just a rehash of an old story”

…and that’s what you gotta do when you find yourself in a vicious cock fight!

rvastar on April 25, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Boy, them Tea Party folk sure can vet a candidate, can’t they? A cock-fighting proponent, and then a doctor who posts patient X-rays on Facebook. Brilliant! At least Cotten in Mississippi is still looking good – but then, he was vetted by the United States Army.

The Tea Party “vetting” process apparently consists of someone saying they are “Tea Party” and chanting “RINO RINO RINO” a few times. Then the “APPROVED” stamp goes on.

THEN we start finding out about the candidate.

Um, that’s not the way the process is supposed to work, Zippy.

Adjoran on April 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Are you really so obtuse that you still cannot comprehend the notion that the “Tea Party” is NOT a political party per se, but rather simply a movement within the conservative, right of center populace? Judging by your ignorant, snarky and ‘progressive’ post, my question is, of course, rhetorical. Not only are you obtuse, you are a blithering idiot. Bless your little heart…

bimmcorp on April 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Adjoran on April 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Who would your choice be?

Mimzey on April 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

All I want to know is how is Bevin’s soul? Glenn Beck says Bevin is “chosen”….okay…that’s creepy. Still, I’d vote for Bevin over McConnell.

SouthernGent on April 25, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Adjoran on April 25, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Who would your choice be?

Mimzey on April 25, 2014 at 5:32 PM

These precious snowflakes, of course:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/25/video-boehner-mocks-gop-opponents-of-immigration-reform/

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2014/04/25/john-mccain-to-host-hillary-clinton-in-sedona-arizona/

ebrown2 on April 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Boy, them Tea Party folk sure can vet a candidate, can’t they? A cock-fighting proponent, and then a doctor who posts patient X-rays on Facebook. Brilliant! At least Cotten in Mississippi is still looking good – but then, he was vetted by the United States Army.

Isn’t Tom Cotton from Arkansas?

Steve Z on April 25, 2014 at 9:32 PM

How stupid do you have to be to even be caught at one of these things. Geesh! who endorsed this yahoo to get him rolling, anyway?

butch on April 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Other than 80% of the readers here at Hot Gas? Good question.

As with Cliven Bundy, the Not-Witch, Herman Cain. et cetera ad nauseum, they all seem to have scurried away from their messiah-du-jour.

Toocon on April 26, 2014 at 7:57 AM

No.

McConnell lead by 42pts over Bevin in same poll 6 months ago, now only leads by 8 (w/MoE of 4p). Bevin is polling better than Rand Paul over Trey Grayson from 2010 GOP primary at this same point. McConnell endorsed Grayson the KY SoS then. Paul went on 26days later to win by 8. McConnell is not loved by KY GOP after 30yrs of intimidation. MM has blaown a 40pt lead while spending 10mill$$ in six months. Bevin will win GOP primary by 3-5 pts. I have friends in both camps. Both quietly tell me int polls have it tied….in low to mid 40s … next 25 days will be wild here in the Commonwealth. Chicken fighting aside! :)

KeepCoolKY on April 25, 2014 at 4:17 PM

I this is true, then this is good news. I would do cartwheels if the Tea Party took out Mitch the b!tch.

magicbeans on April 26, 2014 at 1:47 PM

“KeepCoolKY” – I hope you are right.

And “magicbeans”, I would too.

Nat George on April 26, 2014 at 7:34 PM