On his 90th birthday Gurley L. Martin files challenge to McConnell

11/27/2013 03:15 PM

Add one more name to the list of challengers in the 2014 U.S. Senate GOP primary — on his 90th birthday Gurley L. Martin decided it was time to run against arguably the most powerful Republican in the country U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

With his own version of politics and occasionally non-mainstream view points Martin, the widower and retiree from Owensboro, says it would be a “fluke” if he were to be elected, but he says that doesn’t mean he can’t do the job.

Martin said McConnell, who is running for a sixth-term in office, likely started out as a statesman but along the way has turned into a politician.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@charter.com.

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