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12:34 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Republican Stalwart Endorses Bevin Over McConnell

Old guard Republican Larry Forgy has endorsed Louisville businessman Matt Bevin ahead of next May's primary.

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Forgy has endorsed Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin over Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary
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Forgy, a Lexington attorney who was the GOP nominee for Kentucky governor in 1995, announced the endorsement Tuesday. Forgy is a former member of the Republican National Committee and served as Kentucky chairman of Ronald Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1980 and 1984.

Bevin is running as a challenger to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Forgy said he feels that Bevin, not McConnell, is the best answer to the nation's problems. Forgy has been at odds with McConnell for years, and he blasted McConnell in a statement as "the best example of the need for term limits."

The winner of the McConnell-Bevin race will likely face Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election.