LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate challenger Matt Bevin is looking for a boost as a national conservative group holds a rally in Louisville.
FreedomWorks is a tea party organization that backs Bevin's primary challenge against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Rally organizers say they expect several thousand activists to attend a Saturday event that features conservative media personality Glenn Beck.
Bevin and fellow Senate challenger Chris McDaniel of Mississippi also will speak.
The Kentucky primary is May 20. McDaniel is challenging longtime Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran in a June 3 primary.
Conservatives have made McConnell and Cochran key targets, saying the incumbents haven't done enough to lower taxes and shrink the size of government. McConnell, Cochran and other veteran Republicans say they're conservative and that their experience benefits their states.