Kentucky Republican Primary Heats Up As McConnell, Bevin Campaigns Hurl Insults
Huffington Post - about 3 years
U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled "A Path Forward for Kentucky."
In the speech, which lasted approximately 30 minutes, Bevin sounded many of the same notes as McConnell in denouncing the Affordable Care Act and environmental regulations aimed at the coal industry. But he also took aim at McConnell's track record as a leader in the Senate.
“Never before in U.S. political history has a sitting party leader lost a primary election, but never in our history has it been so important that one does,” Bevin said, accusing McConnell of supporting "big business" rather than his constituents. Standing room only at today's speech. Thanks for the great turnout! #KYSen pic.twitter.com/rbfyFWLeox — Matt Bevin (@MattBevin) January 9, 2014
Bevin is a tea party-backed businessman who is president of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing, a bell manufacturing company located in Connecticu
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