How does Matt Bevin feel about Rand Paul endorsing primary opponent Mitch McConnell?

In Kentucky, there is a heated primary race between Matt Bevin and incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the U.S. Senate. In fact, a new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Bevin ahead of Democratic challenger Allison Grimes, while McConnell only ties. Nevertheless, McConnell has a tremendous amount of support coming from establishment GOP leaders like Karl Rove, and has even earned the endorsement of Tea Party favorite and fellow Kentuckian Sen. Rand Paul.

“You have said to me that you want to go because you want to back the Mike Lees and the Ted Cruzes. I would put a third person in that category that, you know, that needs backup. It is Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, but Rand has endorsed Mitch McConnell. And I have Rand on the radio tomorrow, and I’m going to ask him why he’s doing that. Are you going to back him up if you are the junior senator?” Glenn asked.

“I think the world of Rand. I voted for Rand in the primary. I voted for him in the general. I personally maxed out to him. I was there when his dad and Jim DeMint came to the state to support him. I was there when Sarah Palin came to support him. I was with him every step of the way on his journey, and I’m glad for the opportunity to have supported him. I think he’s doing a terrific job,” Bevin said.

“He endorsed McConnell before I got in this race. He’s sticking with that, but he’s one vote, Glenn. And he’ll go into the voting booth on May 20. He’ll vote one time, and the people of Kentucky who ultimately coalesced behind him, they’re all supporting me already. And they’ll go in and vote their respective number of times, and I’m feeling good about how that will play out.”

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  • jen

    Agree with Glenn – Rand will vote for Mark Bevin. Seems like some early on political deal was struck where republican party gives its go ahead for the drone filibuster in exchange for Rand’s endorsement of McConnell, at a time when Bevin was not in the race. So now Rand is stuck with McConnell.

  • landofaahs

    Rand should have been silent. Palin supported McCain in his re-election bid out of loyalty. Rand should have never made that mistake, unless he got something out of the deal in the attempt.

    • jen

      Maybe Rand did get ‘something out of the deal’. He endorsed McConnell sometime around his drone filibuster and the only rino that came out was McConnell I believe at the last minute.
      Rand may have taken the deal to endorse McConnell at that time as noonelse was in the race at that time.

  • Firey Hooks

    The more centralized control, the more the forces of liberty that enable prosperity are extinguished and the more the forces of freedom that shaped the very minds attempting to centrally direct it, are destroyed.

  • Lancey

    Glen read the” Venona Intercepts” which Senator McCarthy and his aide Bobby Kennedy saw which factually proved hundreds of people within the Roosevelt Administration did infiltrate our government and sent back information to Moscow ,the Soviet Union as a result. These electronic intercepts were a joint effort by the British, Australian and American intelligence agencies who intercepted these messages both sent to and from the USSR during pre-WW2 and after until the late 1940’s proving Communists did infiltrate in our government.

  • Stephen Chu

    I think smart politicians would just have a policy stating. I never endorse anywone. When you endorse you take on the baggage of who you endorse.

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