A national tea party group is seeking input from Kentucky conservatives on whether to endorse Louisville businessman Matt Bevin. Bevin is a political outsider challenging U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in next year's GOP primary. The head of the Senate Conservatives Fund, Matt Hoskins, said yesterday he would consider it a victory for Kentucky and the country if Bevin were to win the primary. Hoskins said Bevin won't win unless conservatives step up.
McConnell, who's seeking a sixth term, has never lost an election in Kentucky. Hoskins' group has spent $340,000 in recent weeks to air a TV ad in Kentucky bashing McConnell.