GOP complaint takes sports radio host and potential Mitch McConnell challenger Matt Jones off air

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    Judi Lynn
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    Sarah Ladd
    Louisville Courier Journal
    Published 10:00 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2019

    Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, who’s toyed with the idea of running for Senate next year against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2020, announced Wednesday he won’t be on iHeart Radio in the near future.

    “Due to the Mitch McConnell complaint filed this morning with the FEC against me, iHeart Radio has asked that I not be on the show in the upcoming days,” Jones wrote on the Kentucky Sports Radio website.

    The Republican Party of Kentucky filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday accusing Jones, a Democrat, of “serious violations” of regulations, including accepting corporate contributions toward his campaign and failing to report related expenditures.

    “The complaint is absolute nonsense and very disappointing from someone as powerful as McConnell,” he wrote. “I have said repeatedly in public and in filings with the FEC that I am not yet a candidate and I haven’t used the show to raise money or talk about my Exploratory Committee in any way. Nevertheless Senator McConnell has complained that having me on air is unfair and the man who speaks often about the importance of free speech and the exchange of public ideas has decided to cut off mine.”

    More:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2019/11/06/matt-jones-mitch-mcconnell-complaint/2514428001/

  • #214646

    roguevalley
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    I like this guy. I hope he defeats Lord Mitch.

  • #214902

    A Simple Game
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    So this means that Mitch won’t use his position in the Senate to get free air time?  I doubt it.

  • #214903

    a little weird
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    I think this guy has a better chance than Amy McGrath.  But the democratic party has already deemed her the chosen one so I don’t have a lot of hope for him.  But he is in media so maybe he will be more capable of overcoming the party’s thumb on the scales than candidates in the past.

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      mrdmk
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      It seems as if lots of people have their thumbs on the scales, but unfortunately the joke is on “Joe and Jane Voter!”

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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