Matt Bevin http://wfpl.org en National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/national-supporter-has-doubts-matt-bevin-can-overcome-mitch-mcconnell <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin has failed to provide Kentucky primary voters with a compelling reason to replace incumbent Mitch McConnell in next month's election.</p><p>That's what conservative commentator Erick Erickson said in a blog post Wednesday, sharing his doubts about the Tea Party-backed challenger's chances.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:40:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9150 at http://wfpl.org National Supporter Has Doubts Matt Bevin Can Overcome Mitch McConnell Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible http://wfpl.org/post/tired-mitch-mcconnells-attacks-matt-bevin-supporters-believe-upset-possible <p>With the Kentucky primary election six weeks away supporters of Republican Matt Bevin believe the tea party-backed challenger to Mitch McConnell still has a chance to pull off an upset.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McConnell leads </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by double-digits in every poll and has brutalized his challenger in attack ads, calling him a "con man" and "fraud" in campaign materials. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Wenzel Strategies survey shows McConnell's negative attacks are working. </span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:24:14 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9081 at http://wfpl.org Tired of Mitch McConnell's Attacks, Matt Bevin Supporters Believe Upset Possible Republican Senate Contender Matt Bevin 'Called of God,' Says Glenn Beck http://wfpl.org/post/republican-senate-contender-matt-bevin-called-god-says-glenn-beck <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Matt </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a Heaven-sent choice for Kentucky voters in the upcoming U.S. Senate primary election.</span></p><p>That's according to conservative radio show host Glenn Beck, who gave a rousing speech at a rally for conservative grassroots &nbsp;activists over the weekend.</p><p>Beck was the keynote speaker at FreePAC Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9072 at http://wfpl.org Republican Senate Contender Matt Bevin 'Called of God,' Says Glenn Beck Matt Bevin TV Ad Puts Mitch McConnell in Duke Jersey Ahead of Louisville-Kentucky Matchup http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-tv-ad-puts-mitch-mcconnell-duke-jersey-ahead-louisville-kentucky-matchup <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin is launching a new TV ad Friday that clads incumbent Mitch McConnell in a Duke University jersey.</p><p>"March Madness in Kentucky: commitment, courage—you got to love it. Even if your team isn't in the tournament," says Bevin, referencing a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-ad-celebrates-kentuckys-basketball-dominance-duke-national-title">McConnell campaign ad that mistakenly showed Duke's 2010 NCAA champion victory</a> instead of Kentucky.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:05:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8991 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Favors U.S. Seizing Russian Assets to Pay for Ukrainian Aid http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-favors-us-seizing-russian-assets-pay-ukrainian-aid <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin suggests the U.S. government should seize Russian assets and remove the foreign super power from international organizations in response to the Ukraine crisis.</p><p>President <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/20/obama-extends-sanctions-against-russia-ukraine">Obama put financial sanctions on a dozen of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s closest aides and allies</a> this week.</p><p>The White House has also threatened broader actions against the Russian economy to punish Putin's move to annex the Crimea region in southern Ukraine.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:45:05 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8937 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Favors U.S. Seizing Russian Assets to Pay for Ukrainian Aid Receiving Louisville Tea Party Nod, Matt Bevin Says Mitch McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate http://wfpl.org/post/receiving-louisville-tea-party-nod-matt-bevin-says-mitch-mcconnell-afraid-debate <p>The Louisville Tea Party has endorsed Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin, who is calling on incumbent Mitch McConnell to take part in a number of upcoming primary debates.</p><p>"We polled our membership and overwhelmingly their support was to endorse Matt," says Andrew Schachtner, who is president of the local Tea Party group.</p><p>Bevin has already received the official support from the United Kentucky Tea Party, a coalition of over a dozen such groups from across the state.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:11:13 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8928 at http://wfpl.org Receiving Louisville Tea Party Nod, Matt Bevin Says Mitch McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign Bars LEO Weekly from 'Private' Press Conference http://wfpl.org/post/senator-mitch-mcconnells-campaign-bars-leo-weekly-private-press-conference <p>The campaign to re-elect Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell barred a Kentucky reporter from covering a press conference Monday afternoon.</p><p>Louisville Metro Police were called to stop LEO Weekly's Joe Sonka from entering a hotel conference room where McConnell was holding an event with fellow Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and a group of veterans.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:36:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8901 at http://wfpl.org Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign Bars LEO Weekly from 'Private' Press Conference Republican Matt Bevin Receives Endorsement from Northern Kentucky Mayor http://wfpl.org/post/republican-matt-bevin-receives-endorsement-northern-kentucky-mayor <p>Saying small businesses are the country's backbone, the mayor of Newport, Ky., is endorsing Republican Matt Bevin for U.S. Senate in the upcoming primary election.</p><p>Republican Jerry Peluso was first elected mayor of the Northern Kentucky city, which sits across from Cincinnati, in 2008. He previously served on the city commission and as vice mayor.</p><p>In a news release, he says Bevin understands the challenges of running multiple businesses and how they work.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:20:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8860 at http://wfpl.org Republican Matt Bevin Receives Endorsement from Northern Kentucky Mayor Glenn Beck Headlining FreedomWorks Rally in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/glenn-beck-headlining-freedomworks-rally-louisville <p>Conservative radio show host Glenn Beck will be in Louisville next month to host a rally and training session sponsored by <a href="https://mattbevin.com/2014/01/freedomworks-pac-endorses-matt-bevin/">FreedomWorks, a national Tea Party group that has endorsed Republican Matt Bevin</a> in the Senate primary election.</p><p>Organizers says FreePAC Kentucky will feature grassroots activists from the state and across the country, including FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe. Those in attendance will gather to hear from conservative pundits, entrepreneurs and community leaders.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8833 at http://wfpl.org Glenn Beck Headlining FreedomWorks Rally in Louisville Mitch McConnell Holds Wide Lead Over Matt Bevin, Super PAC Senate Poll Finds http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-holds-wide-lead-over-matt-bevin-super-pac-senate-poll-finds <p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell holds a nearly 40-point lead over primary challenger Matt Bevin, according to a super PAC supporting the incumbent.</p><p>Kentuckians for Strong Leadership released the poll Monday, showing <a href="http://images.politico.com/global/2014/03/09/ky_us_sen_gop_primary_poll_memo_-_kfsl.html">McConnell ahead of Bevin by a 61-23 margin </a>among likely voters.</p><p>The polling memo says McConnell's support among primary voters "cuts across ideology and Tea Party affiliation."</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:31:55 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8824 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Holds Wide Lead Over Matt Bevin, Super PAC Senate Poll Finds