Northern Kentucky Tea Party President Larry Robinson http://wfpl.org en Louisville Businessman Being Rumored as Tea Party Challenger to Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-businessman-being-rumored-tea-party-challenger-mitch-mcconnell <p>Louisville businessman Matthew <a href="http://insiderlouisville.com/news/2013/02/18/will-louisville-businessman-matthew-bevin-challenge/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+InsiderLouisville+%28Insider+Louisville%29">Bevin is being rumored as a potential Tea Party primary challenge</a> to Republican Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate race.</p><p>Bevin is owner of Connecticut-based Bevin Brothers Manufacturing and former CEO of an investment firm in Kentucky.</p><p>The 46-year-old businessman was <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/louisville/stories/2008/12/15/story14.html?page=all">profiled in 2008 for his contributions to religious and civic charitable</a> causes</p><p>According to reports, Bevin is courting the local Tea Party with interest in running.</p><p>From <em><a href="http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/283681-tea-party-challenger-to-mcconnell-emerging">The Hill</a>:</em></p><blockquote><p>Sarah Duran(d), president of the Louisville Tea Party, told The Hill that Bevin had been in touch with her over the phone to discuss his run multiple times over the past few weeks, and that he met with the group two weeks ago to discuss his interest in the race. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:00:43 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4063 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Businessman Being Rumored as Tea Party Challenger to Mitch McConnell Kentucky Tea Party Leaders Upset With Mitch McConnell's Fiscal Cliff Deal http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-leaders-upset-mitch-mcconnells-fiscal-cliff-deal <p>Kentucky Tea Party leaders are voicing frustration with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell over his role in forging a bill that averted the fiscal cliff, and are encouraging a primary challenge in his re-election bid.</p><p>In the final days of negotiations, McConnell worked closely with Vice President Joe Biden to fashion an agreement that passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support. The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/01/us/the-mcconnell-biden-plan.html?hp">Biden-McConnell bill extended the Bush-era tax cuts permanently</a> for individuals making less than $400,000, but it delayed government spending cuts for another two months.&nbsp;</p><p>Louisville Tea Party President Sarah Durand says rank and file members&nbsp; were already displeased with McConnell’s record on fiscal issues, and are furious over the latest development.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3237 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Tea Party Leaders Upset With Mitch McConnell's Fiscal Cliff Deal