Louisville Businessman Approached By Tea Party To Run Against Mitch McConnell in KY Republican Primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- A potential GOP primary challenger to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell tells WHAS11 that he is being encouraged to consider entering the race by fellow Republicans, tea party members and independent voters.

"Every single one of them has reasons for feeling frustrated with their current representation in Washington," said Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman whose name surfaced on Monday as a possible senate candidate.

"Some are angry about the decades of spending like a drunken sailor at future tax payers expense. Others wonder exactly how long is long enough for the same person to be representing them," Bevin said in an e-mail to WHAS11's Joe Arnold and The Hill reporter Alex Bolton. "Still others think that the 'good ole boy' network in Washington is more the problem than the solution."

"The list goes on," Bevin continued. "I am simply listening."