Bevin Camp: Even McConnell’s Top Aide Knows He’s ‘Not A True Conservative’

AP

Kentucky 2014 Senate candidate Matt Bevin (R) quickly seized on a voice recording unearthed Thursday in which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign manager Jesse Benton said he’s “holding my nose for two years” while running the GOP leader’s re-election effort.

“Even Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, thinks something stinks with the Mitch McConnell campaign,” Bevin spokeswoman Sarah Durand told TPM in an email. “His admission that he is ‘holding (his) nose for two years’ while he works for McConnell shows that even McConnell’s top guy realizes that his boss is not a true conservative, and after nearly 30 years of voting for big-government and big-spending bills, does not deserve to be reelected. Fortunately, Kentucky voters have a real conservative in this race that all Republicans can be proud to support–Matt Bevin.”

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