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Top Aide To Mitch McConnell Linked To Shady Deal

Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell responds to a question from reporters following a candidates forum at the Kentuck
Kentucky Republican Senator Mitch McConnell responds to a question from reporters following a candidates forum at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance headquarters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Politics makes strange bedfellows and there was no pairing stranger in the 2014 election cycle than when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hired Jesse Benton to be his campaign manager. Benton is closely aligned with Ron and Rand Paul. He worked on both of Ron’s presidential campaigns and ran Rand’s 2010 Senate campaign. The easy line about Benton is that he’s so close to the Pauls that he could be family, except for the fact that he is family: Benton is married to one of Ron Paul’s granddaughters.

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