Matt Bevin is running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Republican primary. Bevin appeared on the Andrea Tantaros Show today and hammered away at McConnell for being a Senate deal-maker whose deals, says Bevin, tend not to benefit the American people or the Republican Party.
Bevin also laid down a marker for how he would behave if he defeats McConnell: “There is no chance that I will become a career politician.”
The Tea Party-flavored Bevin told Tantaros that his Senate models are not long-serving politicians of either party, but new senators like fellow Kentuckian Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Those senators, Bevin says, make their decisions with the American people, not their party or short-term personal advantage, in mind.
Tantaros asked Bevin to describe McConnell’s Senate career in one word. Bevin chose “bailouts,” highlighting McConnell’s support for the 2008 bank bailouts. McConnell has tried to turn the bailout issue to his own advantage by dubbing his opponent “Bailout Bevin,” along with charging that Bevin accepted $200,000 from the state of Connecticut when his bell-making business was in trouble.
Listen to the entire interview here.
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