Bevin responds to McConnell after 'con man' statement

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 23 at 6:23 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two days until Louisville businessman Matt Bevin officially launches a Tea Party primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. His campaign is already firing back at McConnell, whose campaign has called him a "con man."

A Bevin spokesperson says McConnell is bringing up a government grant Bevin received to help rebuild his factory because McConnell doesn't want to talk bailouts he voted for in the senate. 

Bevin personally guaranteed a forgivable loan to help rebuild his family's historic bell factory after it burned in 2012. 

The grant was tied to a number of jobs at the Connecticut factory.

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Rand Paul reiterated his endorsement of McConnell on Monday, July 22, yet said he was not discouraging Bevin from running.
 

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