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August 15, 2013


Two Takes on McConnell's Odds for Re-election

Cook Political Report: "McConnell can take on Grimes, though, he must contend with a primary challenge to his right from businessman and political newcomer Matt Bevin. It is worth remembering that McConnell runs textbook perfect campaigns and is an aggressive fundraiser. His opponents underestimate him at their peril. Polling shows McConnell well ahead of Bevin in the primary, but that the general election is in single digits. The contest is in the Toss Up column."

Rothenberg Political Report: "Suggesting that this race is close to a toss up dramatically over-weights early polling and ignores the Republican advantage in the state in federal races. After all, McConnell won in 2008 -- a horrible year for Republicans. We reiterate our 'Republican favored' rating but definitely agree that this race is worth watching and that Republicans could find themselves in trouble here thirteen months from now."












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