2014 Republican Primary http://wkms.org en Bevin Says McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate, Accepts KET Invitation http://wkms.org/post/bevin-says-mcconnell-afraid-debate-accepts-ket-invitation <p>With a little more than two months to go until Kentucky's primary election, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Matt Bevin says his opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, refuses to debate him.</p><p>Bevin’s camp announced Monday he has accepted KET's debate invitation&nbsp; for April 21. Bevin says McConnell won’t be there, however, because he doesn’t want to talk about the issues.</p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:01:29 +0000 John Null 39299 at http://wkms.org Bevin Says McConnell 'Afraid' to Debate, Accepts KET Invitation Bevin Reports $900K Raised in Fourth Quarter of 2013 http://wkms.org/post/bevin-reports-900k-raised-fourth-quarter-2013 <p>The Louisville businessman looking to defeat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in May’s Republican primary raised more than $900,000 &nbsp;in the fourth quarter of 2013.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 18:44:59 +0000 John Null 38084 at http://wkms.org Bevin Reports $900K Raised in Fourth Quarter of 2013 Bevin Officially Files for Senate Republican Primary http://wkms.org/post/bevin-officially-files-senate-republican-primary <p></p><p>Republican senate candidate Matt Bevin filed paperwork today with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office to officially run against Sen. Mitch McConnell.</p><p>Bevin’s press conference in the Capitol rotunda was meant to draw attention to a race that won’t happen for months. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:29:38 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36618 at http://wkms.org Bevin Officially Files for Senate Republican Primary Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell http://wkms.org/post/paul-praises-bevin-despite-endorsement-mcconnell <p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election, but he still has kind words for McConnell's GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.</p><p>Paul referred to Bevin as a "good, honest, Christian man" and says he doesn't have anything bad to say about him.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:05:16 +0000 The Associated Press 36615 at http://wkms.org Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell Matt Bevin Hires National Communications Director http://wkms.org/post/matt-bevin-hires-national-communications-director <p></p><p>Republican Matt Bevin has hired a national communications director to work on his U.S. Senate campaign.</p><p>Bevin announced yesterday the hiring of Rachel Semmel, an Indiana native who has worked for three Republican congressmen over nearly six years in Washington.</p><p>Bevin’s a Louisville businessman who is challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's Republican primary. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:38:31 +0000 The Associated Press 35597 at http://wkms.org Matt Bevin Hires National Communications Director McConnell Aide: 'Holding My Nose' to Work Campaign http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-aide-holding-my-nose-work-campaign <p>Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has acknowledged the validity of a January recording on which he's heard saying he is "holding my nose" to work for the Kentuckian's re-election campaign.</p><p>McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton is a tea party insider who managed Sen. Rand Paul's Kentucky campaign in 2010.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:43:12 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33840 at http://wkms.org McConnell Aide: 'Holding My Nose' to Work Campaign 2014 US Senate Race Headlines 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/2014-us-senate-race-headlines-133rd-fancy-farm-picnic <p>The 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic was held this weekend in Graves County. Up until just a few weeks ago, many would have expected an off-year for the political event. But with high profile entrances into the 2014 U.S. Senate race,&nbsp; it can perhaps be said now there are no “off-years” at Fancy Farm.</p><p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 01:15:22 +0000 John Null 33675 at http://wkms.org 2014 US Senate Race Headlines 133rd Fancy Farm Picnic Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads http://wkms.org/post/bevin-brings-campaign-rollout-paducah-fighting-early-attack-ads <p></p><p>U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin brought day two of his campaign announcement tour to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah Thursday.</p><p>The Louisville businessman was born in Colorado and raised in New Hampshire. Bevin is hoping to unseat U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in next May’s Republican primary.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:25:36 +0000 John Null & Chad Lampe 33418 at http://wkms.org Bevin Brings Campaign Rollout to Paducah: Fighting Early Attack Ads Beshear, Abramson Won't Attend Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/beshear-abramson-wont-attend-fancy-farm-picnic <p>Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will skip next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County. Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon said they're unable to go.</p><p>Last year, Abramson <a href="http://wkms.org/post/comer-upset-over-abramsons-dismissal-fancy-farm-picnic">received criticism for questioning the relevancy</a> of the political event.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:29:11 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 33382 at http://wkms.org Beshear, Abramson Won't Attend Fancy Farm Picnic Bevin Says He'll Attend Fancy Farm Picnic, Schedules First Stops in Western Ky. http://wkms.org/post/bevin-says-hell-attend-fancy-farm-picnic-schedules-first-stops-western-ky <p>Matt Bevin, the Louisville businessman seeking to defeat Sen. Mitch McConnell in next year’s Republican primary, will be at next week's Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County - whether he's allowed to take the podium or not. (UPDATE 9:46 A.M 7/25, After an email Wednesday from Fancy Farm Political Speaking Chair to WKMS that Bevin won't be allowed to speak, the Associated Press now says Bevin will speak)</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:37:54 +0000 John Null 33371 at http://wkms.org Bevin Says He'll Attend Fancy Farm Picnic, Schedules First Stops in Western Ky.