Bevin is owner of the Connecticut-based Bevin Brothers Manufacturing, a bell-making company that has been in his family over 150 years. He is also an adviser to Waycross Partners, an investment firm in downtown Louisville.
In a statement sent to WFPL, Bevin spokeswoman Amy Lowe says the investor has met with "various individuals and groups" including Tea Party groups in Kentucky, who have voiced "frustration with their current representation."
From Bevin's spokeswoman:
These meetings, together with the recent reaction to the possibility of a primary race, have served to reaffirm the general sense of political disenchantment among many voters in Kentucky that has been widely reflected in recent articles and polls.
As a married father of nine, active businessman and long time resident, Matt, like many Kentuckians, wants to ensure that his children's futures are as bright as his were as a boy. To that end, he has always been open to listening to a wide range of ideas for charting a better path forward. That is what he is doing at this time.
One thing is clear...Decades of fiscal mismanagement in Washington DC have undermined the potential for such a future.
Lowe says Bevin is out of the country in Ethiopia working on humanitarian projects, but will address the race further once he returns to the U.S.