McConnell Congratulates Governor-Elect Bevin

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today congratulating Governor-elect Matt Bevin and other incoming officeholders on their wins last night:

“Let me begin this morning by congratulating Kentucky’s Governor-elect and the entire Republican ticket on a big win last night.

“I remember when the Republican nomination was hardly worth having in Kentucky, so it says something when we see spirited competition for it. The Governor-elect and I certainly are no strangers to spirited competition, but we’re also conservative Kentuckians happy to see change come to Frankfort.

“Yesterday’s election was a statement about where the people of my state want to see us headed, and it’s not down the road of government control and big labor. They want fresh ideas, growth, innovation, opportunity, and greater control over their own lives and destinies. They want a change in direction. Here’s something they certainly don’t want: more of this Administration’s top-down, Washington knows best approach to everything from health care to how best to use our natural resources.”