The Chatter: McConnell hits Bevin on resume and Paul headed to South Carolina

08/20/2013 10:46 AM

The campaign of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is using its latest ad to criticize primary challenger Matt Bevin on his resume and claiming he stretched the truth on his education background.

Before Bevin entered the Senate race, Bevin had listed on his resume that he attended a program affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but MIT is denied it had anything to do with that program.

The ad, title “M.I.T.”, is a six figure ad buy that continues the “Bailout Bevin” theme while adding the resume claims saying Bevin can not be trusted on any topic.

In response, Bevin’s campaign said in a statement the ad showed desperation from the McConnell campaign and provided a copy of the certificate of the program Bevin attended, in which the program’s name is the “EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program.”

EO stands for “Entrepreneurial Organization,” which is appears to be the sponsoring group. The conference, which Bevin attended from 2006-2008, is held at MIT’s Endicott campus. But the program was not run by the school, The Hill reported this spring.

Paul to visit South Carolina
Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has scheduled a another trip to an early presidential primary state as he mulls the possibility of running for the White House in 2016.

Paul is set to travel to Anderson, S.C., on Aug. 25 to join U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan at his annual “Faith & Freedom BBQ,” according to a press release.

Other states Paul has recently visited include New York, Nevada, New Hampshire, Tennessee, California, Ohio and two trips to Iowa. Paul is also scheduled to visit Michigan in September.

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