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We Are Going to Crush Them Everywhere': Care to Guess Who's Behind This Prediction for Tea Party in Midterm Elections?

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"I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, after bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division. The vote against advancing Debo Adegbile toward confirmation was 47-52, short of the majority needed under new procedures Democrats put in place earlier this year to overcome Republican stalling tactics. In this case, all 44 voting Republicans and eight Democrats lined up to block confirmation, leaving the nomination is grave jeopardy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) didn't merely say Tea Party candidates challenging him and other established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections don't pose much of a threat.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (Image source: AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell's prediction is arguably more along the lines of fighting words.

"I think we are going to crush them everywhere," McConnell told the New York Times. "I don't think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country."

As TheBlaze has extensively reported, McConnell's most notable opponent is Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who is contrasting himself as a true conservative and blasting McConnell's conservative credentials.

“Mitch McConnell is clearly in trouble in this primary or he wouldn’t be attacking Matt Bevin and declaring war on conservatives,” the Senate Conservatives Fund's Matt Hoskins said in the Times' Saturday story.

But a survey released last month by GOP firm Wenzel Strategies found McConnell with a 42 point lead over Bevin, while a Bluegrass Poll pinned McConnell's lead at 26 points, the Huffington Post noted.

The Kentucky primary will be held May 20.

(H/T: The Huffington Post)

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