FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville businessman, Matt Bevin, plans to enter the Kentucky U.S. Senate race against Mitch McConnell, WHAS11 has learned.
Sources say, Bevin plans to air television commercials next week. An announcement is also planed as early as next week.
Bevin is a partner at Waycross Partners, a Louisville hedge fund. He is the founder and former CEO of Integrity Asset Management in Louisville (the investment management firm was sold to a Michigan firm in 2010).
A former U.S. Army officer, Bevin also owns Bevin Brothers Mfg. Co. in East Hampton, Connecticut. The bell making company was founded by Bevin's great-great-great-grandfather in 1832.
The factory was destroyed by fire in May, 2012. In November, Bevin explained how he decided to rebuild in an interview with CTNow.com.
The following is a statement from Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager:
"Mathew Griswold Bevin is not a Kentucky Conservative; he is merely an East Coast con man. While it is sad to see someone who claims to be a Republican doing Barack Obama's bidding, his campaign is nothing more than a nuisance. Mitch McConnell will never waiver in his fight for our Kentucky values.”