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Matt Bevin confident he'll beat Sen. Mitch McConnell in primary

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky's primary election is less than two weeks away and Republican candidate Matt Bevin still believes he will still unseat Senator Mitch McConnell, despite the recent cockfighting controversy so late in the campaign.

Shaking hands and taking questions, the tea party Republican running for U.S. Senate turned a Louisville nursing home into battleground Wednesday.

Even though the primary election is just 13 days away, Bevin says not to expect a Hail Mary pass late in the fourth quarter. He's going to keep on doing what he's been doing all along.

“Which is actually talking to voters in Kentucky, I'm the only one in this race on either side doing that,” said Bevin.

It hasn't been smooth sailing. Bevin's campaign derailed last month following a controversial appearance at a pro-cockfighting rally. He brushes off the negative ads.

“While there have been thousands of jobs leave this state in the last couple of weeks, Mitch McConnell only wants to talk about chickens. People should be insulted and offended and in reality I think they are,” the candidate said.

Bevin wants to talk about, what he calls, the issues of importance.

“America would like to see us get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi,” said Bevin.

And fixing what he thinks are the failures of the Obama administration

“Who can afford this? I mean the Affordable Care Act, what a joke,” he said.

The first-time candidate is counting on an upset. Bevin is confident he’ll be able to beat Mitch McConnell, whom he accuses of acting like he's running for 8th grade class president.

“I do actually I really do, because you know why? I'm out talking to the people that will be the ones that turn out and vote,” said Bevin.

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