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.”
Watch the video of the full interview below: