McConnell’s hiring of Benton was widely viewed as smart move to attract Paul’s supporters in the state.
But Benton famously caused trouble for the campaign after audio surfaced of him saying he was just “holding his nose” to get McConnell elected before he could focus on Rand Paul’s 2016 campaign.
“Between you and me, I’m sort of holding my nose for two years because what we’re doing here is going to be a big benefit to Rand in ’16, so, that’s my long vision,” Benton said in the recording.
He didn’t resign, he got canned. And I hope Rand Paul doesn’t take him back. He’s apparently too stupid, and too much of a loose cannon, to be involved in a professional political campaign.