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Tue January 22, 2013
All Politics are Local

Kentucky Tea Party Leaders Plan to Draft Challenger for Mitch McConnell

A coalition of more than a dozen Tea Party groups in Kentucky are issuing a stern warning to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell against co-opting the grassroots movement — and they plan to draft a challenger for the 2014 Senate primary. The United Kentucky Tea Party is made up of several independent organizations from across the state. In a press release sent late Monday evening, the group says that McConnell and state Republicans are being "intellectually dishonest" by calling anyone with the GOP leader's campaign personnel a tea party leader.

Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell
Credit U.S. Senate