To Dump McConnell, Dems Sidle Up to Tea Party
They offer help backing right-wing 2014 challenger
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2013 8:47 AM CST
This Dec. 30, 2012 file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., followed by Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, leaving the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

(Newser) – As the Senate minority leader looks to 2014, he faces an odd couple out to beat him: Democrats and Tea Partiers. Groups like MoveOn and a Democratic super PAC, as well as individual donors, are offering Tea Party activists funding to bring in a right-wing challenger to Mitch McConnell. Come the general election, Democrats would welcome a McConnell already bruised from a primary fight. Or perhaps a Todd Akin type might win the GOP nomination, letting Democrats cruise to general-election victory, Politico notes. "What we’re finding—at least in this stage of the race—we’re finding that our interests align (with the Tea Party). It’s unusual," says a Democrat organizer.

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Pragmatist
Jan 28, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Anybody see a growing need for a 3rd party that actually gets it? "Pragmatic" Party anyone?
DougMasters
Jan 28, 2013 10:51 AM CST
" "What we’re finding—at least in this stage of the race—we’re finding that our interests align (with the Tea Party). It’s unusual," says a Democrat organizer." So how exactly is the right that different from the left? Different ideals, same friggin game.
Antagonist
Jan 28, 2013 10:50 AM CST
I like how they say " are offering Tea Party activists funding to bring in a right-wing challenger to Mitch McConnell" How many Fucking people need to be Bribed to buy this one guy's vote????????? Sad F'n Day in America!