Jesse Benton to head Mitch McConnell’s 2014 campaign
The man who ran Rep. Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential campaign and Rand Paul’s 2010 senatorial campaign will be heading off to run the 2014 reelection campaign for none other than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell made the announcement Thursday saying , ”We’re committed to running a presidential-level campaign in Kentucky and that starts with a presidential campaign manager. Jesse is literally the best in the business at building and organizing conservative grass-roots movements, and I’m thrilled he’s chosen to return to Kentucky to lead my campaign.”
The move is considered to be shrewd by McConnell after he witnessed Rand Paul, ride the Tea Party wave to defeat the McConnell-backed Establishment candidate in Kentucky’s 2010 Senate primary.
Benton also deep ties to Kentucky’s Tea Party movement and virtually guarantees that the Senate Minority leader won’t face a challenge from the right in 2014
Benton also served as senior vice president for the Paul-inspired activist group Campaign for Liberty. Benton is married to Ron Paul’s granddaughter Valori Pyeatt.
Benton was recently accused of trying to sabotage the recent PAUL Festival in Tampa via a text message to Peter Schiff.