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Missouri Republican: McConnell Likely Going Back to Senate

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 04:39 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has successfully made his election race against Alison Lundergan Grimes about President Barack Obama and will most likely be going back to the Senate, says Missouri state Rep. Jay Barnes.

"The Republicans desperately want this race to be about President Obama and the Democrats desperately want this race to be about anyone or anything else," Barnes told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV.

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When asked by the Louisville Courier-Journal about who she voted for during the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, Grimes wouldn't give the paper's editorial board a straight answer.

NBC's Chuck Todd said that "she disqualified herself" by refusing to answer the question.

"The McConnell campaign has done a good job of making this race about President Obama, and Ms. Grimes helped them by refusing to answer that question," Barnes explained.

He said that it's looking like "Kentuckians [will] probably send Mitch McConnell back to the United States Senate where it's looking very likely he's going to become the majority leader."

The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, George P. Bush, told ABC that "it's more than likely that [his dad is] giving this a serious thought . . . that he'll run" for president of 2016.

Barnes said that while Bush would not necessarily be "the anointed one . . . he's certainly the frontrunner."

"Every Republican in the country knows his name. He has a national fundraising circle that he can go to," he explained.

If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wins his reelection bid in November, there are two questions that will need to be answered about whether or not he would make the ideal Republican nominee for president — "one is, ideological purity, how he lines up with the Republican base and the second is electability."

He contends that "Jeb Bush and Scott Walker both potentially change that presidential map in a way that allows a Republican to win the Electoral College."

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