Piggybacking on a warning from more than a dozen Kentucky Tea Party groups, the head of a libertarian-leaning Super PAC says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is everything that is wrong with politics.
In a series of statements, Bates says McConnell is unpopular enough to unite independents, libertarians and Democrats alike.
From Liberty for All:
On a Primary Challenge
“Mitch McConnell can’t afford a conversation with primary voters on his record, so his only prayer is an Ashley Judd candidacy so he can side-step the primary.”
Is Mitch Tea Party?
“Mitch McConnell is a poster-boy for everything that’s wrong with politics: a career politician who’s made tens of millions while Kentucky families suffer. He’s raised the debt ceiling, called TARP a success, and is fresh of raising taxes on Kentucky’s families. Simply put, he’s anything but a tea partier.”
“Mitch McConnell is that special politician who could unite libertarians, independents, anti-war Democrats, everyone: those who believe Kentucky can do better vs. those who benefit from the crony capitalism that has made McConnell tens of millions.”
“Should the right candidate emerge—be they Republican, Democrat, or Independent— Liberty For All will remain committed to electing those dedicated to more civil liberties, more economic freedom, and freeing America from corporate influence.”
Liberty for All spent approximately $800,000 in support of now Kentucky Fourth District Congressman Thomas Massie during the 2012 GOP primary.