Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Jesse Benton Ready to Launch Fierce Attack Against McConnell Challenger

Mitch McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton may be a little more nervous about McConnell challenger Matt Bevin, than he lets on. Benton appears ready to go nuclear against Bevin. You don't do that unless there is fear in your eyes.

The Hill reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is preparing a barrage of attacks against likely Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin, armed with what a senior campaign aide described “an opposition research book as thick as a college textbook.”[...]

Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager, described Bevin as a “nuisance” candidate.
“The welcome wagon's ready,” Benton told The Hill.

The McConnell campaign’s confidence notwithstanding, Bevin’s expected entry into the Kentucky race this week is likely to complicate the senator’s reelection fight.
So what does Benton have on Bevin? The Hill again:
Benton said the McConnell campaign plans to inform voters of Bevin’s background as “a chronic tax delinquent who fails to pay taxes and yet goes to government for handouts and bailouts.”
Oh, puleeze. As if tax delinquency is going to rattle Bevin's Tea Party base. And does Benton really want to match up any government funding Bevin may have taken versus the government funding McConnell has voted for?

Grab your pop corn.

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