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Bevin blames voters for loss to McConnell

August 08, 2014 | | Comments Comments

By Sam Youngman
syoungman@herald-leader.com

It wasn’t that he praised bailouts, fudged his online résumé or even that he got caught appearing at a pro-cockfighting rally.

No, according to Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, the blame for his loss in the May 20 Republican primary to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell belongs squarely with the voters.

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“We have increasingly less courage in our country, and that’s something we suffer from,” Bevin told Politico. “It’s disappointing to me not even as much as a candidate but as an American, how apathetic and timid we have become as a nation.”

Bevin, who is said to be considering a run for governor, told the Washington, D.C. publication that voters backed McConnell over him because of the senator’s ability to “bring home the bacon.”

“There is still the perception, even though deep down everyone knows the federal government is broke, they think, ‘Well, we might get some goodies,'” Bevin said.

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