Rand Paul

Rand Paul Facing Challenges in Build-Up to 2014 Elections

Could struggle to made Tea Party activists and GOP establishment happy

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager didn't hold back when he learned that his boss had a new GOP primary challenger.

"Matthew Griswold Bevin is not a Kentucky conservative, he is merely an East Coast con man," Jesse Benton, McConnell's campaign manager, said of the Republican rival.

But the Kentucky conservative Benton used to work for — Sen. Rand Paul — had a more positive assessment. Paul's response when asked about Benton's "con man" comment: Bevin is actually a "good" man.