McConnell Campaign Manager: Madison Group 'Fringe,' Tea Party Not
Responding to accusations on Tuesday by Kentucky Tea Partiers that a campaign spokeswoman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) labeled tea partiers in general “fringe,” campaign manager Jesse Benton told Breitbart News, “In a statement yesterday, our spokeswoman called a Washington, DC based group that makes a living attacking conservatives fringe. That statement was confined to that group only and does not extend any further."
In response to an ad buy by the Madison Project on behalf of McConnell primary challenger Matt Bevin, McConnell spokeswoman Allison Moore said on Monday, “Apparently Matt ‘Bailout’ Bevin has a small cadre of fringe friends in Washington who have concluded that conservative governance isn’t half as important as making money off his quixotic Senate campaign, even though polling shows Mitch winning by a staggering 68-21 margin.”
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).