Laughable Polling in Kentucky and Other News
Mitch McConnell is only the 2nd person in Kentucky history to lead his party in the US Senate. ...In a courtroom, that would be called "leading the witness." Outside of a courtroom, it's just craven politics. (It's also the kind of deceptive politicking that is frowned upon by ethical professional political consultants.) MyDD's Singer offers more on the poll's duplicity and how it does far more to evidence McConnell's own weakness and desperation to demonstrate false public support than anything else.
A point raised by critics is that Charlie Owen has no prior experience in public office and if elected he would be 70 years old on the day he was sworn in, one of the oldest freshman Senators in US history. In view of his age and lack of experience, do you have a very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative or very negative reaction to Charlie Owen running for Senate?
1) $425,000 (or over 6%) of the NRSC's Q1 take of $7 million (just over half of the DSCC's $13.7 million Q1 take) came from the McConnell Majority Committee - not a very diversified donor base, huh?
2) Though earlier reports suggested the NRSC is debt free, CQPolitics notes that the NRSC still owes over $260,000 to the law firm Foley and Lardner.