The Republican primary in Kentucky is set for Tuesday, May 20, and on radio this morning, Matt Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined Glenn for an emotional interview in which he explained why he is running and the difference he hopes to make in Washington D.C.
“I will tell you, Matt, that I don't think – and Pat, correct me if I'm wrong – I don't think I've ever believed in a candidate more than you,” Glenn said. “I really don't think so.”
While Bevin remains down in the polls, his campaign is actually tracking much in the same way McConnell’s did when he first ran for office.
“He was actually – with less than three months to go – over 40% behind,” Bevin said of McConnell. “Kentuckians, we do not wear our sentiment politically on our sleeve. We don't spill our guts in polls. We go in the voting booth, and we know what needs to be done. We don't listen when they say, ‘Disregard that eye doctor from Bowling Green.’ We elect guys like Rand Paul. This is Kentucky, and we don't care what the echo chamber in Washington D.C., thinks or cares or talks about. This is something that we need to because it needs to be done.”
The establishment GOP has poured a lot of money into protecting McConnell, but Bevin encouraged those who are frustrated with the status quo to consider the alternative this election cycle.
“He is a fraud. And I'll tell you, the people, though, have a chance to do something about it,” Bevin said. “I'm begging your listeners and the people of Kentucky and across this country: If ever you have cared, care now. If ever you are going to rise up, rise up now. If ever you are going to write a check, write a check now. If you've ever worried about your country, worry now, because this is the absolute crossroads that we must make decisions today that are going to affect us for generations to come.”
It was after Glenn brought up Bevin’s family – his wife, Glenna, in particular – that the candidate got especially fired up.
“I'll tell you: This is not a game. What is at stake is significant. It is the future of this great nation,” Bevin said emphatically. “And the idea that we got here by accident, the idea that we just got here by coincidence, and the idea that we're going to stay here on auto pilot is a fool's notion. And we have got to take ownership. We've got to step up.”
Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider how they can get involved this election cycle because the candidates are truly worthy of our support.
“If you believe in Mitch McConnell, then go contribute to the GOP… But if you hear this guy and you want a different course, I would ask that you… contact [Bevin] through his website and find out how you can help. If you don't have any money, that's all right. We're all in different situations, but we all have a way to serve,” Glenn said. “I don't know if anybody else felt that, [but] when he stopped… that was one of the most powerful moments I have felt… There's something special about this guy… And I would urge you to do your own homework, and if you find him worthy, then support him in the ways that you can.”
Learn more about Bevin’s campaign HERE.