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Mitch McConnell Prepared for 2014 Campaign

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Edelen was mum on a Senate run. Adam cant stand politicians who get into office and immediately start thinking about the next one. And he wont be one of them, said his spokeswoman, Stephenie Steitzer.

Grimes had no comment. Parrett said he was focused on his job but didnt rule anything out, and Luallen almost completely closed the door on a run, saying she was better suited for a gubernatorial bid.

There is a history of McConnell campaigns becoming very negative and very critical, Luallen said coolly. And thats a factor people have to think about.

McConnell allies agreed. If youre sitting there thinking about running against Mitch McConnell: Remember Fargo, former McConnell chief of staff Billy Piper said, referring to the Oscar-winning movie. And remember the end, when that guy is putting that chopped-up persons leg in the big woodchipper machine? Mitch McConnell is the woodchipper.

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