Bevin to appear at Frankfort news conference

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Louisville businessman Matt Bevin is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate at a news conference in Frankfort on Wednesday.
   
Bevin has scheduled a series of additional stops over the next couple of days to discuss his run against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
   
Bevin, a Louisville investment adviser, will face a five-term incumbent in McConnell, a politician known for his fundraising prowess and his no-holds-barred campaign style. The announcement is set for 10 a.m. EDT at the state Capitol.
   
The winner of the McConnell-Bevin matchup will face one of four Democratic candidates: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Owensboro contractor Ed Marksberry, University of Louisville professor Greg Leichty and Louisville music promoter Bennie J. Smith.
   
Grimes is the front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

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