Just as incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell seems to be turning his attention to his likely Democratic opponent, a conservative Republican group formed by former Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint endorsed McConnell’s Republican primary opponent Matt Bevin.
The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Friday it is endorsing Bevin, claiming its members preferred Bevin in a SCF survey.
The group was established by DeMint, who is now head of the conservative Heritage Foundation. DeMint has angered establishment Republicans by encouraging primary challenges, some of which resulted in unexpected Democratic Senate wins in 2012 and cost the GOP a chance at gaining a Senate majority.
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