KY Radio Host: McConnell Primary Challenger Has Better Chance vs. Alison Grimes

KY Radio Host: McConnell Primary Challenger Has Better Chance vs. Alison Grimes

A talk radio show host who has a program on the largest station in Kentucky said he believed that Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin would have a better chance of beating Democrat Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in a general election than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 with host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Matt Walsh, who has a show on WLAP and blogs at, said Bevin was a “real guy,” and that he would not say that “if he wasn’t.”

Walsh noted that a female Democrat like Grimes can win when establishment Republicans do not fight back on the false “war on women” rhetoric, and he feared McConnell would not fight back against Grimes while Bevin would.

He said the safe money should be put on McConnell in the primary because of the financial and institutional advantages the incumbent has, but he believed that, should Bevin defeat McConnell, Bevin would have a better chance against Grimes in the general election. Grimes would not have as much to attack Bevin with, and Bevin would be able to present a more positive image of himself, according to Walsh. He also said that McConnell’s favorability ratings in Kentucky have been extremely low, thus making him more vulnerable in a general election while Bevin can introduce himself to Kentucky voters without McConnell’s baggage. 

He said all Grimes has going for her is that she is a “woman, kind of attractive, [and] young.” 

“She doesn’t have ideas as far as I can tell,” he said, noting that Grimes hides out on Obamacare and all the other big issues. 

Walsh said Grimes “shrinks away” from issues, and even though she “might bring Hollywood money” to Kentucky, she still has to connect with voters in the arena, which Grimes has not shown the ability to do yet.