McConnell vs Demint

One of the best acts Jim Demint did while in the Senate was to create the Senate Conservative Fund, or SCF as it is commonly known. It was created to help elect conservatives—not moderates, none of the whole class of RINO ‘Pubs running for office. Now Demint has left the Senate to lead the Heritage Foundation. He left behind a legacy, the SCF.  McConnell and the Washington establishment hate it.

McConnell’s hatred grew these last few months when he acquired…not one, not two, but three potential primary opponents including the one of those opponents has the support of Kentucky’s Tea Party and some funding by the SCF. The SCF is an independent organization. The National Republican Senate Committee, or NRSC, has no control over it and THAT is the real issue. Moreso, with the SCF and the state Tea Party endorsing Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin. The state Tea Party and the SCF said McConnell had served long enough. It was time for him to go home.

I received an email in my morning inbox from the Senate Conservative Fund. It describes on the struggle in Kentucky to replace McConnell with a conservative.

Fellow Conservatives:

The Lexington Herald-Leader recently reported that U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Republican Leader in the Senate, has decided to declare “war” on the conservatives who disagree with him.

He is specifically targeting the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), Heritage Action, Madison Project, and

DU.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

FreedomWorks in a misguided attempt to destroy the Tea Party.

But that’s not all…

McConnell’s operatives told the New York Times that he has ordered the Republican Party to stop doing business with private companies that provide services to SCF and to oppose candidates endorsed by SCF.

Their offense? They’re associated with our grassroots organization and we support Matt Bevin, McConnell’s conservative primary challenger.

Mitch McConnell can’t hurt us directly so he has instructed the party to punish our vendors and our candidates.

Not only has McConnell forced his party to support bailouts, debt limit increases, tax hikes, and funding for Obamacare, he’s now going to force it to abandon the free market and even the freedom of speech.

Here’s what his Chief of Staff, Josh Holmes, told the New York Times:

“S.C.F. has been wandering around the country destroying the Republican Party like a drunk who tears up every bar they walk into. The difference this cycle is that they strolled into Mitch McConnell’s bar and he doesn’t throw you out, he locks the door.”

McConnell’s aide was alluding to the bar fight scene in A Bronx Tale where mobsters beat up a biker gang. He’s wrong about SCF being drunks, but he got the description of his boss right when he compared him to a mobster.

Mitch McConnell can’t defend his record so he’s using threats to intimidate those who disagree with him.

Conservative blogger Dan Riehl described it this way:

“Yet, here we see a DC GOP establishment on display at its worst. In effect saying — If you engage in a form of commerce we don’t like, we will try to destroy you! If you attempt to exercise your First Amendment right to free speech to say something with which we disagree, we will try to destroy you?”

Fight Back ~ Support Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate.


For many, Mitch McConnell’s hostility toward conservatives is not news. But this the first time he has been open about it. In the past, he only attacked conservatives in private meetings or through disconnected surrogates.

Now, he’s admitting something that he’s tried to keep quiet for years: he doesn’t like conservatives.


You see, Mitch McConnell is a Democratic dealmaker and he doesn’t like conservatives getting in his way. It’s why he has lashed out and called conservatives “fringe”, “traitors”, … and now “drunks.”

Erick Erickson at RedState described how McConnell’s war on conservatives is hurting people in Kentucky and across the nation:

“It’s all the sadder still in that McConnell worked against Ted Cruz’s effort to defund Obamacare. 280,000 Kentuckians are losing their insurance. But McConnell would rather drive a private enterprise out of business than fight for those Kentuckians losing their health insurance. If only McConnell had put as much energy into stopping Obamacare as he has stopping a business that does work with the Senate Conservatives Fund.”

McConnell says conservatives hurt the Republican Party, but what truly hurts the party is a leader who doesn’t listen to or even like his own voters.

What hurts the party is a leader who refuses to stand up for conservative principles and helps the Democrats enact their liberal agenda.

What hurts the party is an incumbent who ignores his unpopularity at home and selfishly chooses to run for another term rather than retiring and helping the party hold his seat and save money to win others.

Take Action ~ Retire Mitch McConnell


The Senate Conservatives Fund is a grassroots organization driven by freedom-loving Americans across the country. We’re not controlled by special interests in Washington, we’re not controlled by a small group of big donors in New York City, and we’re not controlled by the Republican Party.

We listen to the grassroots and do everything we can to help them bring about real change in Washington.

Before we endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, we polled our members to get their views. Out of 70,000 ballots cast, 98% disapproved of Mitch McConnell’s record.

On the question of whether we should endorse Matt Bevin, 90% said we should while 8% were undecided and only 2% opposed.


We listened to the grassroots and answered the call to help Matt Bevin win this important Senate race.

Now, we’re in a bar fight with a bully. Mitch McConnell has locked the door and he’s trying to kill us.

We aren’t intimidated.

Sure, winning this race won’t be easy. Matt Bevin is an underdog. He doesn’t have McConnell’s money or his power. But he has you, and the support of thousands of others like you, and that’s more than enough to win.

The grassroots in Kentucky are rising up and need our help. Here’s what the United Kentucky Tea Party said:

“We have the next U.S. Senator from Kentucky in Matt Bevin and we intend to roll out a grassroots campaign in Kentucky — the likes of which Mitch McConnell has never faced. Kentucky will lead the way in this national fight against out-of-control big government Republicans. This is a historical moment in the future of America. Will we continue to be a government ‘Of, by and for the People?’ If so, average Americans must engage in the fight.”

Will you join the fight? Will you help us defend liberty? Will you do it for your kids and grandkids and for generations to come? Will you help us elect true conservative leaders like Matt Bevin, even if it means standing up to powerful bullies like Mitch McConnell?

We can win if we all work together.

The most powerful thing you can do to help is make a donation to Matt Bevin’s U.S. Senate campaign.

Please answer the call for liberty today.

If everyone receiving this email gives something to Matt Bevin, we can collectively raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for him and replace Mitch McConnell with a true conservative leader.

If you can’t donate, please spread the word by forwarding this email to your family and friends.

Thank you for your support and your willingness to fight for freedom.

Best regards,

Matt Hoskins

Matt Hoskins
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund

The battle for Kentucky has begun.