Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Senate seat is in trouble. Polling shows that if Sen. McConnell is to make it through the Republican primary, he could very well lose to the Democratic challenger. Fortunately, there is a very strong candidate seeking the Republican nomination, and over the last several months he has significantly closed the gap in the polls while gaining the endorsement of many conservative institutions. On radio this morning, Matt Bevin joined Glenn to discuss the progress of his campaign and why he believes the 2014 election is so important.
“I am really thrilled to have on with us now Matt Bevin. He is running for U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Freedom Works now has officially enforced him. We are thrilled,” Glenn said. “We've had him on how many times now? Two times, three times, and every time we've had him on, we feel good about him. We don't trust any politician. Matt, thank goodness, at this point doesn't have enough politician in him yet to feel slippery.”
So what made the veteran, entrepreneur, and father of nine decide to go to Washington?
“I've been asked a number of times and it's an important point of clarification. I don't mean to sound flip in saying this, but it's less a function of what I want to do and more a function of what I'm willing to do,” Matt said. “The reason I'm willing to do this is I look at the fiscal path we're on as a nation… and I realize it is so remarkably unsustainable… And I realize we are trying to run our federal government in a way that no one could run their home, no one could run a business. And yet we're digging deep into this hole of debt and saddling our children and grandchildren with the responsibility they may not be able to handle.”
Matt was down over 50 points in the polls just a few short months ago, but he has closed that gap tremendously as grassroots conservatives from around the country rally around his message. Sen. McConnell has revealed himself to be firmly rooted in the establishment GOP. And while Matt believes the fight for the “heart and soul” of the Republican Party will be a theme this election cycle, he sees something ever bigger at stake.
“There is a lot of discussion… about how this is a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party, but I would challenge your listeners to think about the fact that it's really much bigger than that,” Matt said. “What is at stake really is a battle for the heart and soul of the entire political process because what is at stake is whether or not we will continue to be a government of and by and for the people or whether we are going to be of and by and for a handful of these small – what Reagan called – ‘intellectual elite’, these individuals who believe that they are the ones that are going to make the decisions for us. They'll choose the candidates. They'll choose the time. They'll choose the place. They'll choose the deals.”
Matt has a message and a voice that will resonate well with conservatives and libertarians who are looking for a small government advocate, but with the funding and forces of the Republican Party squarely behind Sen. McConnell, Matt will need help to keep his campaign going.
You can learn more about Matt’s campaign HERE.
“Matt Bevin, running in Kentucky, has a real chance of winning against Mitch McConnell. You throw Mitch McConnell out, and you will you actually affect change in the Republican Party. You scare the living daylights out of the Republicans, and you actually move things forward. MattBevin.com.”
Check out the entire interview below: