FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has publicly
endorsed his preferred candidate for Kentucky's other Senate seat.
In a written statement, McConnell said Tuesday that Trey Grayson
"has a track record of leading by example," and called on
Kentucky voters to choose him as the Republican nominee in the May
18 primary election.
Grayson, Kentucky's secretary of state, faces five Republicans
who are seeking the GOP nomination to run for the seat of U.S. Sen.
Jim Bunning. Bunning retired under pressure from McConnell and
other Republican leaders.
The endorsement puts McConnell and Bunning at odds. Bunning has
endorsed Rand Paul, the son of Texas congressman Ron Paul, who made
an unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008.
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