RLC Endorses Matt Bevin for Governor in Kentucky
This week the national board of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) voted unanimously to endorse Matt Bevin in the race for Governor of Kentucky. Kentucky has become a key state, leading for liberty at the federal level with Thomas Massie in the House and Rand Paul in the Senate. We expect Matt Bevin to provide that same sort of leadership in state government.
Bevin's background in business, his support for limited government and his mission of protecting the people of Kentucky from an overreaching federal government make him a strong champion of liberty, and the kind of candidate the RLC strives to see elected.
In this off-year election season Bevin has already distinguished himself with his common sense stand on the controversial marriage issue. In the vacuum created by Governor Beshear's failure to act in the Rowan County Clerk case, Bevin stepped up with an outside the box solution that could solve this sort of problem in Kentucky and nationwide.
"It is utterly unnecessary that Rowan County clerk, Kim Davis, is sitting in a jail cell, when there is a simple solution that would respect the rights of every Kentuckian,” said Bevin. “Two consenting adults should not need to ask for permission from the government to enter into a contractual relationship – a license should not be needed.”
RLC National Chairman Matt Nye agrees the solution is less government, but finding candidates who both hold that belief and follow through on it once elected to office is difficult.
"Matt Bevin has already shown he has the courage and common sense to address the difficult challenges Kentucky faces," said RLC Chairman Matt Nye. "We desperately need more Republicans like Bevin, who will stand up for the best interests of the people and for Constitutionally limited government; he has pledged to stand up for all Kentuckians, not just the ones who agree with him, and that is a level of honesty and commitment we find inspiring."
Members of the RLC will be working hard in the next year to promote Matt Bevin and Republican candidates like him in order to return the GOP to its founding principles of limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty.
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