Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - When Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes to Kentucky, people like to remind him of Jim Bowie, the Kentucky native who died at the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.

Perry told a crowd of about 300 Republicans at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner of West Kentucky on Saturday night that Bowie was willing to give up everything for freedom. He says he hopes there are a new generation of young men and women that are willing to give up everything to change Kentucky.

One thing Perry does not want to change: Kentucky's senior U.S. senator. Perry endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell, telling the crowd that the Senate minority leader would win re-election.

McConnell is in a primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin.

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