Matt Bevin http://wfpl.org en Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid? http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-mulling-kentucky-governor-bid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bevin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has remained politically active since losing to incumbent Mitch McConnell in the May primary.</span></p><p>In an unexpected e-mail blast earlier this month, Bevin demanded Democratic Governor Steve Beshear speak out against the Environmental Protection Agency's <a href="/post/epa-unveils-new-proposal-targeting-greenhouse-gases">new carbon regulations.</a></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9615 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Mulling Kentucky Governor Bid? Matt Bevin Says Virginia Voters Showed 'Courage' in Ousting House GOP Leader http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-says-virginia-voters-showed-courage-ousting-house-gop-leader <p>The enormous upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary election caught the political world off guard.</p><p>In less than 24 hours, GOP members have begun to carve up what is left of Cantor's political carcass, vying for his leadership spot. So far, House and Senate members of Kentucky's Republican delegation have either declined or have yet to respond to our request for comment.</p><p>Perhaps living vicariously through a more successful Republican insurgent candidate, former Senate candidate Matt Bevin told WFPL this is a good sign for the party.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:10:01 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9552 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Says Virginia Voters Showed 'Courage' in Ousting House GOP Leader Matt Bevin Bypasses Endorsing Mitch McConnell as Kentucky GOP Seeks Unity http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-bypasses-endorsing-mitch-mcconnell-kentucky-gop-seeks-unity <p>Joined by his wife and nine children, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin accepted a 25-point thumping at the hands of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell in Tuesday's primary.</p><p>"This was never about winning a single seat," he told supporters. "This was never about new version of the same old thing. This was about the very heart beat of America. We've heard a lot about this somehow being a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. But every single one of us knows this is so much bigger than that."</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9395 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Bypasses Endorsing Mitch McConnell as Kentucky GOP Seeks Unity 2014 Kentucky Primary: Mitch McConnell Defeats Matt Bevin http://wfpl.org/post/2014-kentucky-primary-mitch-mcconnell-defeats-matt-bevin <p>The Associated Press is calling the Republican primary election for incumbent Mitch McConnell over challenger Matt Bevin party challenger.</p><p>Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has also won her party's nomination and will face McConnell in the fall election.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 23:19:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9388 at http://wfpl.org 2014 Kentucky Primary: Mitch McConnell Defeats Matt Bevin Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-primary-races-watch-tuesday <p>Kentucky voters settle who'll be the Democratic and Republican nominees in the November general election during the primary on Tuesday. &nbsp;Many primary races in Louisville won't be especially competitive, but a handful are worth watching.</p><p>Here are the races to watch in Louisville.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:58:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9371 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday Matt Bevin Questions Constitutionality of Minimum Wage http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-questions-constitutionality-minimum-wage <p>Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin says the federal government has no role in setting a minimum wage, which he suggests violates the U.S. Constitution.</p><p>The Tea Party-backed candidate made the comments during a campaign stop in western Kentucky this week.</p><p>"I don't see anywhere that it has been constitutionally-defined," Bevin told <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/05/09/3436014/matt-bevin-minimum-wage-unconstitutional/">Think Progress</a> when asked if it was unconstitutional.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 20:09:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9317 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin Questions Constitutionality of Minimum Wage Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics http://wfpl.org/post/once-again-cockfighting-issue-kentucky-politics <p>For the third time in as many months, leading Kentucky politicians find themselves addressing cockfighting.</p><p>A new federal case brings questions about the bloodsport to a top state Democratic lawmaker and puts the practice back into conversations about the U.S. Senate race.</p><p>Federal authorities filed charges against three Eastern Kentucky residents this week in a massive cockfighting ring run out of the Big Blue Sportsman’s Club in<a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?q=mcdowell+kentucky&amp;hnear=McDowell,+Floyd+County,+Kentucky&amp;t=h&amp;z=11"> McDowell, Ky.</a></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey & Jonathan Meador 9306 at http://wfpl.org Once Again Cockfighting Is An Issue in Kentucky Politics An Ideal Conservative, Matt Bevin’s Insurgent Campaign Filled With Missteps http://wfpl.org/post/ideal-conservative-matt-bevin-s-insurgent-campaign-filled-missteps <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="124" scrolling="no" src="http://cache.wbur.org/audio/player/hereandnow/2014/05/06/bevin-mcconnell-primary" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>In south central Kentucky, few people care more about politics than Joe Walden.</p><p>A former elector in the 2000 presidential race, <a href="http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1696&amp;dat=20001117&amp;id=4wsfAAAAIBAJ&amp;sjid=FpgEAAAAIBAJ&amp;pg=4155,2112518">Walden's family is part of local legend</a> for having been Republican "ruffians" in the state capitol when was Gov. William Goebel was assassinated in 1900.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:32:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9286 at http://wfpl.org An Ideal Conservative, Matt Bevin’s Insurgent Campaign Filled With Missteps Matt Bevin 'Shocked and Saddened' Over Toyota Closing Kentucky Headquarters http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-shocked-and-saddened-over-toyota-closing-kentucky-headquarters <p>In a move observers are calling a huge blow to the state's economy, Toyota is closing their Northern Kentucky headquarters as part of a national consolidation.</p><p>The relocation will result in the loss of 1,600 mostly white-collar jobs.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/04/28/toyota-moving-1600-jobs-out-of-northern-kentucky/8413433/"><em>The Cincinnati Enquirer</em></a>:</p><blockquote><p>A few hundred engineers also may move to the company's manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Ky., where more than 7,000 people now work.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:59:48 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9236 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin 'Shocked and Saddened' Over Toyota Closing Kentucky Headquarters Matt Bevin: 'Criminalizing' Kentucky Cockfighting a 'Bad Idea' http://wfpl.org/post/matt-bevin-criminalizing-kentucky-cockfighting-bad-idea <p>Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin did endorse cockfighting at a rally last month despite repeated claims that he didn't agree with the blood sport or that it was discussed during his attendance.</p><p>WAVE 3 investigative reporter John <a href="http://www.wave3.com/story/25336346/politicians-not-chicken-to-support-the-right-to-cockfight#.U1nZ1fxJLqA.twitter">Boel went undercover and filmed the March 29 event</a>, which has hampered Bevin's primary challenge against incumbent Mitch McConnell.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9214 at http://wfpl.org Matt Bevin: 'Criminalizing' Kentucky Cockfighting a 'Bad Idea'