McConnell has one fewer Republican to run against in the May 20 primary: Gurley Martin is out

01/21/2014 01:18 PM

Gurley L. Martin, the Owensboro retiree who was running in his second GOP U.S. Senate primary in four years, withdrew from the race Tuesday, according to paperwork filed with the Secretary of State’s office.

The nonagenarian had filed to run in November on his 90th birthday. But he withdrew shortly before noon Tuesday, a week before the candidate filing deadline. The paperwork did not list a reason. And no one answered Martin’s home phone in Owensboro Tuesday afternoon.

That leaves Louisville businessman Matt Bevin against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary.


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