Club For Growth PAC Interested In McConnell’s Primary Challenger Matt Bevin

The conservative Club for Growth’s PAC released a statement Wednesday expressing its interest in the fledgling campaign of Matt Bevin, a Kentucky businessman and primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

“The Club for Growth PAC met with Matt Bevin many months ago, and we’d like to hear more about his candidacy and the differences between him and Senator McConnell on the issues,” the group’s President Chris Chocola said in the statement.

Bevin is expected to formally announce his candidacy Wednesday, while McConnell took a preemptive hit at his challenger with an ad labelling the businessman “Bailout Bevin.”


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