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.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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