Judged by the usual political campaign measuring sticks, Matt Bevin’s prospects to take down incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell in next May’s Republican primary don’t look too promising.
Bevin, the Louisville investment manager, is far behind in fundraising and publicly released polls. McConnell has raised $17.7 million with $10 million of that in the bank while Bevin reported raising only $822,000, $600,000 of it from his own pocket. A July poll by Wenzel Strategies, a Republican pollster, showed Bevin behind by as much as 40 points.
No matter, says Bevin.
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