McConnell endorses Mike Harmon in race for state auditor

02/09/2015 12:32 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell proved Kentucky is redder than ever at the federal level in 2014, and now he’s doing his part to back statewide candidates in 2015 with the endorsement of Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, in his race for state auditor.

McConnell, the U.S. Senate majority leader, endorsed Harmon on Monday calling him a “proven leader, and a man of strong character and deep integrity.”

“Kentucky needs Mike fighting for us, and against waste and corruption in Frankfort,” McConnell said. “I am proud to endorse Mike, and invite all Kentuckians to join me in supporting him as our next State Auditor.”

Harmon, who appeared on Pure Politics Monday, said he was “very pleased” to receive McConnell’s endorsement.

“I think he’s seen me run in a heavily registered Democrat area,” Harmon said, adding he was elected to his third term in office.

“Once I was elected I was the first Republican elected in 102 years to be elected over in that area. And since then I’ve worked very diligently, I’ve worked with great ethics and great integrity to serve all the constituents in my area.”

Harmon is unopposed in the GOP primary and will face incumbent state Auditor Adam Edelen in the general election.

Watch the full interview with Harmon on Pure Politics Monday evening at 7:00pm Eastern and again at 11:30pm.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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