Businessman Matt Bevin, the Republican running to the right of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said last year that he was "disheartened" by what he saw as a growing "ideological divide" in America.
"Over the course of the past months and years, I have becoming increasingly disheartened by the widening ideological divide that we face at every jurisdictional level of our society," he wrote. "This division threatens to fray the fabric of our nation’s future stability in every sense of that word. It could well be argued, that it already has. As a nation, the struggle between these differing visions for our future is exacting a heavy price."