Matt Bevin http://wvxu.org en Rand Paul walks the tightrope in Kentucky primary http://wvxu.org/post/rand-paul-walks-tightrope-kentucky-primary <p>Would you like to hear the good news for Kentucky’s junior senator, Rand Paul, or the not-so-good news first?</p><p><br>Well, we don’t want to be accused of dwelling on the unpleasant, so we’ll start with the good news for Paul.</p><p><br>Paul, who rode the tea party wave to a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2010, is the front runner for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, according to one recent poll.</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15442 at http://wvxu.org Rand Paul walks the tightrope in Kentucky primary Mitch McConnell to have primary challenge http://wvxu.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-have-primary-challenge-0 <p>Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman with support from Kentucky tea party activists, plans to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary.</p><p>Bevin, a partner in a hedge fund group, plans to make his announcement at the Kentucky statehouse in Frankfort Wednesday morning; and go on to campaign stops in Newport and Louisville later in the day.</p><p>Challenging an incumbent U.S. Senator is always difficult; and McConnell already has $10 million in his campaign account and the support of a Super PAC called Kentuckians for strong leadership.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:16:50 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 15245 at http://wvxu.org Mitch McConnell to have primary challenge