LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Several national conservative political groups signaled Wednesday that they are open to Matt Bevin's entry into Kentucky's U.S. Senate primary versus five-term incumbent Mitch McConnell (R-Ky), the Senate Minority Leader.
The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project and the Club for Growth all indicated willingness to support the Louisville investment adviser in his first run for elected office against the longest serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history.
"We're open to supporting Matt Bevin's campaign and will be waiting to see if the grassroots in Kentucky unite behind him," said Matt Hoskins, Executive Director of the Senate Conservatives Fund.
“There’s a profound dichotomy between the way Senator McConnell acts in the Senate and his words on the campaign trail," said Drew Ryun of The Madison Project. "In the Senate, he folds like a cheap seat before the Obama agenda and his radical nominees, yet when he’s on the campaign trail he knows nothing but the scorched earth politics of personal destruction.”
“The Club for Growth PAC met with Matt Bevin many months ago, and we’d like to hear more about his candidacy and the differences between him and Senator McConnell on the issues,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “The Club’s PAC will watch Kentucky’s Senate race – as it would with any race – over the coming months to determine if our involvement is warranted.”