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Senator McConnell hires campaign manager

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell turned to the Tea Party movement for a campaign manager to head his bid for re-election to a sixth term.

On Thursday, McConnell announced that he hired Jesse Benton to oversee a campaign that is still two years away.

Benton most recently led the Republican presidential race of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

Democrats have not named an opponent for the state's seat.

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