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"matt bevin prime" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"So you can lose the sixth District and still win by almost 20 points across the state. She lost the sixth District and now she's entering McConnell. Right. I mean, this is not some congressional candidates whose, you know, first time up and can talk to me. He knows that are win, win these races over and over again in a deep constituency across the state. Seven's race. Yeah. What does Do you fear an unemployed Matt Bevin? Not filing. I think it's gonna be a close race. You fear an unemployed Matt Bevin being out there eventually. Challenger? No, No, I think that what is that relationship like it's pretty good. Actually, I mean, to be honest with you. Those who don't remember Matt Bevin Prime married Mitch McConnell 6 2040 cycle loss turned around and ended up Luke winning a primary for governor that you guys actively try to help defeat him. And he wins the governorship. Yeah. I mean, we didn't actively do anything. I can tell you the funny thing about McConnell. This is probably more candor than your tonight and I should talk about what? He gets over things a lot easier than I do on the operative level. I mean the day and that was most elected officials that have been around a while. You have to. Yeah, I mean, the day after the election, it was sort of water under the bridge. And then once Bevin was elected, he was He saw it as a Republican, you know, wider than that McConnell was first elected a place from the Republican Party basically didn't exist in Kentucky, and he has let's move further to his right. He has taken it up is that fair to say that the Kentucky Republican Party's probably more conservative than Mitch McConnell? I don't know that that is. That is correct. I don't know that that is correct. I think There were elements of that and 14 that presented itself. I think, given the partnership that they've had between President Trump and Mitch McConnell and things like conservative judges and tax reform, the like That is largely non existent. I think I think that party is as healed isn't it ever has been at least a long as I've been around my thanks to Josh..
"matt bevin prime" Discussed on KMJ NOW
"Super Pac. I know it's but essentially the Senate Republican seemed to signal that you guys might get aggressive in Republican primaries, particularly Kansas and Kris Kobach. Well, it's been a business model since 2014 2014. You guys did it yourselves against Matt Bevin, right? And you created a governor. But we can talk about that. I think McConnell felt like he had to be. The tip of the spear. And it wasn't enough to sort of like, tell his colleagues that you have to go out and aggressively fight against this sort of uprising. He did it himself. He has more credibility. Yeah, I think he felt like if I got skin in the game, I'm going to show everybody else that that this is important. Governing is important. And so he went out and did that. And 2014 was a really significant election. For Republicans. You saw, you know, 10 pretty aggressive primaries, 12 candidates that were very electable, make it out and almost a Republican sweep in that election as a result, because he had pretty good candidates and that It happened again in 16. You know, we had the Roy Moore situation. But really, I mean, if you think about contested Republican Senate primaries, it's basically like an 18 and one record over the last. So you had to tough ones, don't you this year? Totally. I mean, North Carolina, Kansas. Are those gonna be your priority? Well, see, I think it's really early to try to game out. North Carolina, I think is less significant than people are. Our looks terrible for tell us right now. Why do you say that? Well, it seems like he's getting out of the primary. Seems like it's going to be difficult. Well for one. He's got the president's endorsement, which in today's Republican Party matters a lot, especially if he puts his shoulder in a tea and Yeah, right, Marianne and shows up absolutely. And so on. I anticipate he will do that. And and Senator Tillis. I think he's got like a 90% voting record with President Trump. So I imagine that he's going to be I think it's flying the primary. Obviously it's North Carolina's a difficult general election state, too. So I mean, look, that's a tough state. I was just going to say you move too far to the right. This is what it feels like. Tell us is in a vice grip. Yeah, but there's been a number of that have been in a vice grip and you can navigate those waters. I mean, the letter would do this on the Democratic side to my sense about the electorate. Currently, their biggest test can remain. It's going interesting. They're goingto have Ah, progressive challenger to there to there, recruit there, and it'll be interesting to see if they get aggressive. Yeah, I think that's right. And that's you know, you've seen the D trip that the congressional arm get much more aggressive. Totally. They borrowed a page from the McConnell boy. Yeah, they they openly admitted. They're like, Yes, we got to get involved, right? I mean, they're basically looking a lot like the sea of years passed, and now it looks like the DSCC probably hasn't decisions to make If they're going to kind of follow that, I would argue there's actually no way to win a majority. If you don't. I mean, I just I don't think you think you just You're putting too much at risk. If you don't you have your you got to get all in Harry Reid's mindset would have been that I'm going to find out about Schumer, who's got his own concerns. Schumer's Gotta balance 2022. He could get primary, you know, so I have no doubt where Harry Reid had a little more. Yeah, Anyway, it's a different party right now. That was for Harry Reid. Chuck Schumer, sitting on top of when it's just the problem is happening in the house with Nancy Pelosi. I mean, we're all talking about the Pelosi dynamic, but Chuck Schumer's got a very similar situation going on and in some ways in the Senate. It's really difficult to navigate. Um Mitch McConnell. What is he? Ideologically these conservative. I mean, it feels I don't know. I mean, people always say it's like I think he's for winning first, You know, I mean, that I don't like I feel like he's He is a finish line guy first, if that's ideologically conservative, great if it's beneficial to Kentucky better And after that is a good politics. Period. Yeah, I disagree with that. I mean, I'm just saying, I'm taking the transactional approach. Yeah, he looks very transactional. The Kentucky thing doesn't get a lot of attention because we're all focused on his leadership job in this sort of machinations of Washington, but I mean his focus on Kentucky. Is unbelievably rial. I mean, when I was his chief of staff, those of the meetings he takes right CEO shows up from the Fortune 500 company. They're going to sit in the lobby while he got the mayor of Paducah in there talking through issues right, So all of that is, I think number one priority, but he has been since he was elected in 1984. A significant right of center conservative. The issue that he said at the beginning is possible, right. He's not enough. Hey always said. This is like a perfect You're either here to make a point or you're here to make a difference, right? His view is I got to make a difference. And if there's no way to make a difference if I'm just constantly yelling into a microphone, and nothing is ever happening Seventh terms are very difficult. I don't care who you are, and I don't care what state you're running in. Especially that's damn if you remember his first his 1st 2 elections forgets. I mean, they were tough. They were close. He won by a vote of precinct in 1984 right, But I just say seventh in general, I mean, you know A lot of guys. If they get a competitive race in that seventh term, you're suddenly battling something else. Yeah, that that is doesn't get cold very easily. Which is? Have you been there too long? Yeah, I think so. I think there's two issues. One is McConnell every Thursday night goes home. Right. You don't like hanging out around D. C And the reason it's not like a talking point. The reason I feel like hanging around with you or anybody you don't know. I mean, he's got this little tailgate crew that he hangs out with on the weekends. They would you would find absolutely hilarious, right? Yeah. I mean, it's Classic because really is really classic, But the point is reason I think that's significant is he's never been sort of caught up by the trappings of all this. I mean, when you go and you've gone and covered him in in Kentucky and seen sort of what he's like. He doesn't have this sort of aristocratic separation that politicians that have served as long as he has. And certainly in the Capacities that he has developed. I mean, he just doesn't think he's entitled to anything. And so I think the way that's translated is that each and every election he knows he's got to go out and earn everybody's vote, and it sounds trite from our standpoint. But it's really what does the A mean McGrath fundraising 24 hours? Tell you, But I mean, I think as team McConnell has looked at this. They thought you could pick any name out of the phone book and put an eight figure first week against him. I mean, that's that's you feel like that. His negative ratings nationally are enough with liberals that they were just going to support. Allow what Beto O'Rourke experience against Ted Cruz. Yeah, exactly. And I don't think it has. Like I said, I think it could be any name in the name in the phone book, and I think once they get the exposure of being the anointed Democratic candidate they're going to raise in the North. This amount of money, her problems a math problem. It's not the money problems, you're gonna have more money than you've ever spent. Her problem is that in six District of Kentucky, the race that she lost for Congress in 2018 That's a blue district. Not a blue history is a blue has to calm down and shooting out negative. She never ran a negative that I still don't understand. I mean, that to me is my biggest question about her candidacy. You can't you almost pulled it off against Andy Barr. Right, Mitch McConnell, who somehow you guys embrace cocaine. Mitch has a title. A Z says is, he said yesterday, which was yesterday being Tuesday of earlier this week. Well, you know, I'm like a lot of my members. I won't name any names. I actually enjoyed campaigns. This is obviously his heel. You guys will be willing to be bare knuckle now. Sure. Let me finish my train of thought on the numbers. Okay. So the sixth District Rand Paul in 2016 and wave year for Republicans in Kentucky. Lost the sixth District by three points, too great. The Democratic Senate candidate He still won state by 15.5 points. Here's your point. Your math problems What you're saying Yes. So you can lose the sixth District and still win by almost 20 points across the state. She lost the sixth District and now she's entering McConnell. Right? I mean, this is not some congressional candidate who's you know, first time up and can talk. I mean, he knows that are win. Win these races over and over again in a deep constituency across the state Bevins race. Yeah. What does do you fear an unemployed Matt Bevin. Not filing. I think it's gonna be a close race. You fear an unemployed Matt Bevin being out there eventually. Challenger? No, No, I think that what is that relationship like? It's pretty good. Actually, I mean, to be honest with you for those who remember Matt Bevin Prime married Mitch McConnell 6 2040 cycle loss, turned around and ended up Winning a primary for.