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Rep. Jim Jordan on GOP Victories: A Huge Day for Conservatives

 

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 01:59 PM

Matt Bevin's stunning victory in the Kentucky governor's race, making him only the second Republican to lead the Bluegrass State in four decades, is a definitive sign that conservative principles will always triumph, Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, tells Newsmax TV.

"It's great news. It's interesting too, the mainstream press was saying Matt Bevin wasn't going to win, his campaign wasn't doing the right things and yet, here we are, a day after the election and he has a huge win," Jordan, an Ohio Republican, said Wednesday on "Newsmax Prime" with J.D. Hayworth.

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"It just shows that conservative principles and people who are willing to articulate those and stand firm for those can do pretty well on Election Day. So it's a good day."

In an upset defeat, Bevin bested Democrat Jack Conway with 52 percent of the vote, following weeks of clashes on issues such as Rowan County clerk Kim Davis' refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a U.S. Supreme Court order.

Bevin had given his "absolute" backing to Davis, while Conway supported a narrowly-drafted bill providing a religious objections exemption. Bevin's victory is seen as a vote of confidence for Davis and Bevin's support of her.

Jordan said he is optimistic that Bevin win as well as conservative victories in Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, and in cities like Houston and San Francisco which will reverberate in Washington.

"Let's hope so … There was a poll a few weeks ago, 60 percent of Republicans feel Republican leaders in Congress have betrayed them. It's an important word. It's not 'disappointed them,' it's not that they're 'slightly off track', it's betrayal," Jordan said.

"The folks around here are getting it. Certainly the group that I get the privilege to chair in the Freedom Caucus understands that."

"In fact, our mission statement says, 'We talk about the countless number of Americans who feel like Washington has forgotten them. Our job is to remember them and fight for them,' and that's what we try to do. It's starting to sink in."

Asked if he was ready to endorse Gov. John Kasich, his fellow lawmaker in the Buckeye State for president, Jordan said he's decided not to endorse anybody.

"Whoever emerges as our nominee is going to have a great chance to beat Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and be the next president, which is good news," he said.

"We're in a good position. There are things that need to change, but when we look ahead, remember this is America and we're positive people, optimistic people and there's reason for optimism as we look at what's going to unfold in 2016."

"It is a good field … All good candidates, which demonstrates just how good our field is, the depth and breadth of the Republicans in the race for the White House. We're going to get a good nominee and whoever that is and he or she is going to beat Secretary Clinton and be the next president."

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Matt Bevin's stunning victory in the Kentucky governor's race, making him only the second Republican to lead the Bluegrass State in four decades, is a definitive sign that conservative principles will always triumph, Rep. Jim Jordan, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, tells Newsmax TV.
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