College Republicans Get Behind Mitch McConnell

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has received the endorsement of the Kentucky Federation of College Republicans.

The group's central committee voted unanimously to support McConnell at a retreat in Elizabethtown last weekend.

Chairman Wesley Scott said Monday that McConnell has fought for Kentucky values during five terms in the Senate. Scott said he's confident McConnell will continue to do so.

McConnell is seeking re-election to a sixth term next year. He faces Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in Kentucky's May primary. The winner of the McConnell-Bevin matchup will likely face Democratic front-runner Alison Lundergan Grimes in next fall's general election.

McConnell said he's grateful for the support from the college Republicans who play an influential role in Kentucky politics.

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