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Bevin's kids vs McConnell in new Ky Senate ad

Bevin's kids vs McConnell in new Ky Senate ad

by Joe Arnold


Posted on April 22, 2014 at 7:54 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- "Mitch McConnell is telling a bunch of lies about my Dad," says one of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin's daughters in a television ad debuting Tuesday on broadcast and cable outlets throughout Kentucky.

"Don't be fooled," Bevin's young daughter continues, her confident eyes looking into the camera.

Bevin, his wife, Glenna, and their nine children are all featured in the thirty second commercial which refutes the McConnell's campaign's characterization of Bevin as a "con man" with personal, heartfelt testimonials.


"My Dad was an officer in the army."

"My Dad loves God."

"And he leads by example."

"He plays with us and he prays with us."

"He loves our Mom."

"Matt Bevin is our Dad."

"He'll make a great U.S. Senator. And I should know, I've known him my whole life."

"My Dad's awesome," his youngest son says.

Often seen with him on the campaign trail, each of Bevin's children vouch for him in the commercial.  Four of Bevin's children, ages 4-15, are adopted from Ethiopia. 

The Bevins' oldest  daughter, Brittney, was killed in a 2003 auto accident in Louisville one month shy of her 18th birthday.

The family is seen playing a game of "Life" and gather around Bevin for the commercial's closing shot.

"I'm Matt Bevin and I approved this message," Bevin says, "and I approved these messengers, too."

Bevin has helped build infrastructure projects for the benefit of orphans in India and Africa.