- Jul 11, 2003
I'm at a loss for words.
McConnell's vote in favor of the federal farm bill has left cockfighting enthusiasts furious and threatening political damage to Kentucky's senior senator in the May 20 Republican primary.
"This will destroy Mitch McConnell in Kentucky," said Craig Davis, president of the United Gamefowl Breeders Association.
In an interview Tuesday, Davis said the new law could have any number of unintended consequences that make criminals of law-abiding citizens, boasting that he could move as many as 60,000 votes against McConnell if their concerns were not heard.
Paul, who voted against the bill, has escaped the wrath of people who say their "culture and heritage" was misunderstood and wrongly maligned.
"When you make a law like that, you take good taxpaying people and you turn them into criminals overnight," Davis said. "The grass roots on this are not playing games anymore. They've been beaten and battered for 30 years. They're rural people. They want to be left alone."
Davis said a number of his association's members suggested Monday that they turn to Republican challenger Matt Bevin in the May primary, but Davis said they should wait to see whether McConnell was amenable to hearing them out.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/19/3097893/cockfighting-enthusiasts-angry.html#storylink=cpy