The Hill: Tea Party challenger to McConnell emerging
By Alexandra Jaffe
February 18, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could see a primary challenge from local businessman Matt Bevin, who sources say is reaching out to Tea Party groups in the state to gauge support for a 2014 Senate run.
Sarah Duran, president of the Louisville Tea Party, told The Hill that Bevin had been in touch with her over the phone to discuss his run multiple times over the past few weeks, and that he met with the group two weeks ago to discuss his interest in the race.
WHAS11: McConnell leads Judd 49-40 in new poll
By: Joe Arnold
February 13, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Even without a decision from actress Ashley Judd, her high profile has even a potential U.S. Senate match-up against Kentucky's longest serving senator on the political front-burner.
A new Harper Polling survey released on Wednesday shows McConnell leading Judd by nine percentage points among likely voters.
850 likely Kentucky voters
McConnell - 49%
Judd - 40%
"A definitive decision either way has not been made yet," Judd's publicist, Cara Tripicchio told WHAS11. "Of course, Ashley remains flattered and honored by the continued interest and support that is being extended."