Friday, August 29, 2014

BREAKING: Jesse Benton Has Resigned

Jesse Benton has resigned as camapign manager of the Mitch McConnell Re-election campaign.


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Benton’s full statement is below:
There is no more important cause for both Kentucky, my new home I have come to love, and our country than electing Mitch McConnell Majority Leader of the United States Senate. I believe this deep in my bones, and I would never allow anything or anyone to get in the way.
That includes myself.
Recently, there have been inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in past campaigns that are politically motivated, unfair and, most importantly, untrue. I hope those who know me recognize that I strive to be a man of integrity.
The press accounts and rumors are particularly hurtful because they are false 
However, what is most troubling to me is that they risk unfairly undermining and becoming a distraction to this reelection campaign.
Working for Mitch McConnell is one of the great honors of my life. He is a friend, a mentor and a great man this commonwealth desperately needs. I cannot, and will not, allow any possibility that my circumstances will effect the voters’ ability to hear his message and assess his record.
This election is far too important and the stakes way too high.
With a heavy heart, I offered Sen. McConnell my resignation this afternoon and he reluctantly accepted. Effective Saturday, August 30th, I will no longer be the “Team Mitch” campaign manager.
The good news is that most of my work has been done. We have built a top flight team of incredible people that are working tirelessly to ensure Mitch's re-election. They are a finely oiled machine and will not skip a beat without me.
Background here: Top Aide to Mitch McConnell Linked to Shady Deal


  1. Finely oiled eh? Like the palms of Kent Sorenson?

    lol...a little gallows humor for Benton I suppose.

  2. JB lost me with that fuzzy feeling phrase, " I hope those who know me recognize that I strive to be a man of integrity."

    I think brother Benton best keep a tight grip on that nose of his. Otherwise it will be an odor akin to a dead skunk that he catches wind of.