Erick Erickson http://wfpl.org en National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/national-supporter-has-doubts-matt-bevin-can-overcome-mitch-mcconnell <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin has failed to provide Kentucky primary voters with a compelling reason to replace incumbent Mitch McConnell in next month's election.</p><p>That's what conservative commentator Erick Erickson said in a blog post Wednesday, sharing his doubts about the Tea Party-backed challenger's chances.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:40:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9150 at http://wfpl.org National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell Praises Jim DeMint's 'Uncompromising Service' http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-praises-jim-demints-uncompromising-service <p>Reacting to the <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57557529/jim-demint-leaving-senate-for-heritage-foundation/">sudden resignation of Sen. Jim DeMint</a>, R-S.C., announced Thursday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is praising his sometime GOP rival, who is leaving in January to lead a conservative think tank.</p><p>From McConnell's office:</p><blockquote><p>"I thank Senator DeMint for his uncompromising service to South Carolina and our country in the United States Senate. Jim helped provide a powerful voice for conservative ideals in a town where those principles are too often hidden beneath business as usual.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>There is no question in my mind that he raised the profile of important issues like spending and debt and helped galvanize the American people against a big government agenda. I am confident that he will continue to advocate for conservative principles in the next chapter of his service to the American people."</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:34:06 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 2841 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Praises Jim DeMint's 'Uncompromising Service'