Reports earlier year that East Hampton business owner Matt Bevin may challenge the top Republican in the U.S. Senate are becoming more of a reality.
Bevin, the owner of Bevin Brothers Bell Factory in East Hampton, is expected to make an announcement Wednesday whether or not he intends to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a primary, The Louisville Courier-Journal reported.
The newspaper indicated that it's all but certain Bevin is going to run, noting that the rumors have been building in that state that he would challenge McConnell as a tea party candidate. Politico also reported this week that Bevin, a Republican, met with organizers of some major Washington-based conservative political groups.
Bevin, a Louisville resident who is an advisor in the investment firm Waycross Partners, made local headlines when the historic Bevin Bros. factory burned down in a massive fire in May 2012. Built in 1832, this was the last operating bell factory in North America, giving East Hampton the nickname "Bell Town USA."