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Sunday, August 20, 2017

5 Senators The Tea Party Will Target In 2014

Mitch McConnell

As the consummate “Washington insider,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a prime target for a Tea Party challenge. The fact that McConnell lost a high-profile battle within the Kentucky GOP in 2010 — when Tea Party favorite Rand Paul upset McConnell’s protege Trey Grayson in a contentious primary — only increases the odds that he will be challenged from the right in 2014.

McConnell has already gone out of his way to inoculate himself against such a primay, however, mending fences with Paul — and even hiring Ron Paul’s former campaign manager Jesse Benton to steer his re-election effort.

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