Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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January 22, 2013

Kentucky tea party unhappy with Sen. McConnell

FRANKFORT —  Some Kentucky tea party activists aren’t happy with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, and his choice of a campaign manager who previously worked for Sen. Rand Paul and his father, Ron Paul, isn’t going to change their minds.

John Kemper, a Lexington homebuilder and an unsuccessful candidate in Republican primaries for Congress in 2010 and state auditor in 2011, sent out a news release Monday night announcing Kentucky tea party groups “will not allow our message or movement to be co-opted for political purposes.”

The news release lists 13 local tea party organizations and said McConnell and the Republican Party of Kentucky are misrepresenting themselves as sympathetic to tea party groups.

McConnell hasn’t always endeared himself to those on the right because of his leadership position and history of stepping into congressional impasses to work out a compromise. Most recently, McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden brokered a deal to increase taxes on those making more than $400,000 a year and avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

For the full story, see the print or e-edition of Wednesday's Glasgow Daily Times.

 

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