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Bevin calls on voters to demand debate with McConnell ahead of primary

by WHAS11


Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 5:35 PM

(WHAS11)—The challenger in the Republican primary for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is confident in his campaign and feels like he would win if the election was held now.

Bevin, however, is calling on those voters who he believes will choose him in May, to demand a debate with McConnell.

A cardboard cutout of McConnell stood with Bevin, as he said McConnell is dodging his own voting record, the people of Kentucky, the media and Bevin.

Bevin said he has agreed to at least four debates or forums with McConnell, including one in April on public television.

The McConnell campaign questions why he would bother with Bevin when Bevin “can’t beat McConnell’s campaign manager.” This being a reference to this past Constitutional Day forum with Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager, challenged Bevin to discuss his views on Article V.

McConnell’s campaign said, “After already losing one debate to our campaign manager, 'Bailout Bevin' has spent the last eight months changing his story to whatever he thinks people want to hear..."

Bevin, along with the Democrat front-runner, Alison Lundergan Grimes, said that McConnell is driven by naked personal ambition.