Bevin says he hopes the Benton resignation does not impact McConnell's campaign

09/05/2014 09:00 AM

The resignation of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager should not distract from the real issues in the race, according to McConnell’s former primary opponent Matt Bevin.

Bevin told Pure Politics Tuesday he does not have a comment on the resignation of Jesse Benton because all the facts of the case are still not out and “we live in a country where we have the privilege of being innocent of everything until proven otherwise.”

Without knowing the full facts of the case, Bevin said he does not know if the resignation will hurt McConnell’s campaign but he said he hopes it does not.

“I would hope not because truth be told what good comes of that? Its just noise, it just muddies the water, it distracts us from the things that are critical,” Bevin said. “How much someone paid for their boss or what somebody who once worked for somebody when they did for somebody, I mean this is just static and noise.”

On whether or not Benton’s actions matter if he is guilty of any wrong doing, Bevin says of course that matters in the long run overall but not in this race because people need to focus on the facts in the race.

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