McConnell gives tepid Trump endorsement. Bevin demurs – The Courier

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave what many are calling a “tepid” endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday as he gears up for what may be one of the most important battles of his career – his effort to hold onto control of the U.S. Senate.

But Gov. Matt Bevin refused on Thursday to endorse Trump, but made it clear he prefers the New York businessman to Democrats Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

“I have committed to supporting the nominee chosen by Republican voters, and Donald Trump, the presumptive nominee, is now on the verge of clinching that nomination,” McConnell said in a one-paragraph statement.

“Republicans are committed to preventing what would be a third term of Barack Obama and restoring economic and national security

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