Throwback Thursday: 5 Facts About Matt Bevin That Aren’t Going Away
Posted June 04, 2015
Now that Matt Bevin is the Republican nominee he’d love to sweep his past under the rug, but you can bet that that the troubling facts about Bevin raised by Sen. McConnell and Bevin’s recent primary opponents aren’t going away anytime soon. So in honor of Throwback Thursday, here are 5 facts about Bevin that he still has to answer for as the gubernatorial general election gets underway:
1. Matt Bevin didn’t tell the truth about attending MIT. Bevin initially claimed that he attended MIT, until news reports revealed that was not true. Bevin still hasn’t explained why he listed MIT on his LinkedIn page or why he changed it after being confronted by reporters. Republican Superacs have slammed Bevin for misleading Kentuckians about his resume.
2. Matt Bevin mislead Kentuckians about his support for cockfighting. Bevin initially earned widespread condemnation for his support of cockfighting during his campaign against Sen. McConnell. Bevin attempted to reverse his position — until video emerged of Bevin at a pro-cockfighting rally defending the barbaric practice. In response, Republican Allison Moore, a spokeswoman for Sen. McConnell’s campaign, slammed Bevin for misleading Kentuckians, stating: "Twenty years from now, we will all remember the time when the East Coast con-man thought so little of Kentuckians that he pathologically lied to us about absolutely everything until an undercover camera caught him red-handed at a cockfighting rally.”
3. "Bailout Bevin." During the primary Republicans attacked “Bailout Bevin” for accepting a $100,000 taxpayer funded handout and praising the Wall Street bailout — echoing criticism from Sen. McConnell’s campaign that Bevin is “not a Kentucky conservative.”
4. Matt Bevin Failed to Pay His Taxes. While Bevin has benefitted from tax dollars, he failed to pay his own taxes: his company was the #1 tax delinquent in their Connecticut town, and Bevin also failed to pay his taxes on time on his Maine vacation home. Sen. McConnell’s campaign attacked Bevin for misleading Kentuckians about his tax record, stating: “Having tax problems back east may or may not disqualify someone from running for office in Kentucky, but lying about it certainly does.”