Radio Host Says He Won’t Run To Unseat Mitch McConnell

Nov 15, 2019

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A Kentucky radio host returns after a hiatus to announce he won’t enter the race to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020.

Matt Jones left his popular sports talk show last week when the Kentucky Republican Party complained he was using it to promote his potential candidacy. He says he is not going to be a candidate for office. Jones says he has spent two years contemplating a foray into politics. He has been a critic of McConnell and is writing a book about the powerful six-term senator. Jones went off air after the GOP filed an election complaint saying his radio syndication company was contributing to his campaign by allowing him to promote himself on air.