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Senate candidate Matt Bevin announces campaign

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Republican Senate hopeful Matt Bevin made a campaign stop in Pikeville Friday morning.

Bevin is challenging Senator Mitch McConnell in the Republican primary.

Senate hopeful Matt Bevin kicked off his tour to announce his senate candidacy at the Landmark Inn in Pikeville stressing in his speech he knows it will not be easy to challenge current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Enforcing his stance against so-called career politicians Matt Bevin asked the people of Eastern Kentucky to stand by his campaign.

"For far too long we have allowed the elite professional politicians in Washington to control just about every aspect of our lives. What is that we have to show for it?" he said.

Pushing his beliefs in less government spending and less government control Bevin says he wants to put control back in the hands of the working class.

"We put our faith in the ranks of hardworking men and women who go to work every day and sweat and work and produce goods and services. That's what we put our faith in," said Bevin.

Not everyone at Friday's event believes Bevin is the right choice especially for fighting issues in the coal industry.

"I think he has very good intentions, but even with those good intentions as a new senator, fresh to senate, very little power at that point," said Zachary Horn, Vice Chairman of the East Kentucky Young Republicans.

Bevin and his supporters are pressing on, certain they can make positive changes.

Friday was day three of Bevin's senate candidacy tour.

Once he left Pikeville he continued his tour in Somerset.


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