Sam Youngman

April 7, 2014

Political Paddock: Bevin seeks to close on McConnell as May 20 primary looms

There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. With polls showing Bevin trailing McConnell by a wide margin, the senator's campaign is confident of victory but looking to crush Bevin as a means to test its campaign apparatus.

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About Sam Youngman

Sam Youngman


An Owensboro native and Western Kentucky University graduate, Sam Youngman covered national politics and presidents before coming home to work for the Herald-Leader and cover Kentucky political developments.