Newcomer Bevin, McConnell engage in war of words

Matt Bevin criticized Sen. Mitch McConnell at a press conference for being a part of "the politics of failure."

Matt Bevin

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Political newcomer Matt Bevin has declared the time has come for Kentucky voters to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

Bevin criticized McConnell at a Frankfort press conference Wednesday for being a part of "the politics of failure" for nearly three decades. And Bevin offered himself as the alternative, describing himself as a man of the people, having grown up in a farmhouse with wood stoves for heat, a garden for vegetables, and land that provided assorted animals for meat, milk and eggs.

The Louisville investment adviser charged that McConnell "has lost touch with our state, its people and our values."

Meanwhile, the McConnell campaign released a new TV ad charging that Bevin accepted a $200,000 taxpayer bailout for companies he owns in Connecticut. The ad calls him "Bailout Bevin."


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