'Cards were stacked against Bevin' in primary election

 

At the mention of Mitch McConnell's name, Republican Mack Yoakum contorted his face as though he had taken a drink of sour milk, punctuating the sentiment with a thumbs down.

Standing across the counter of Knox Pawn Shop from Yoakum, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell in Tuesday's Republican primary, made his pitch, telling Yoakum that he is a Christian, an Army veteran and a father of nine.

"I've never run for political office," Bevin said. "I never wanted to be a politician."

Read more at the Herald-Leader: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/05/15/3244661/cards-were-stacked-against-bevin.html?sp=/99/322/

Read more Politics Wires stories from the Miami Herald

  • Senator to propose authorization to hit militants

    Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has drawn up legislation to authorize U.S. military force against Islamic extremists that would strictly limit the engagement of American ground forces.

  •  
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in Washington, D.C. Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    South Carolina pols don’t think much of Obama’s war plan

    South Carolina’s Republican delegation is skeptical of the president’s plan to combat the Islamic State, and many say the commander-in-chief’s hastily announced strategy to arm moderate Syrian rebel groups needs to be reconsidered.

  •  
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach talks to the media after the Kansas Supreme Court heard a petition by Democrat Chad Taylor to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Kobach, a Republican, ruled that Taylor's name must remain on the ballot because he didn't comply with state election law.

    Questions, answers about Senate race in Kansas

    The Kansas Supreme Court is considering whether the state's chief elections officer must fulfill a request from Democrats' nominee for the U.S. Senate to remove his name from the Nov. 4 election ballot.

Miami Herald

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category