Senate

FreedomWorks Endorses Mitch McConnell's Challenger

Matt Bevin

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FreedomWorks endorsed Mitch McConnell's primary challenger Matt Bevin on Wednesday, marking another conservative group that is standing against the Senate minority leader.

FreedomWorks' PAC praised Bevin as the more fiscally sound choice and criticized McConnell for "helping the Democrats" fund Obamacare during the fall. The GOP leader opposed a strategy backed by conservative favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to vote down any spending bill that did not defund the law. That tactic fueled a weekslong government shutdown that McConnell ended by cutting a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).