LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Sports Radio founder and former "Hey Kentucky" host is responding to a complaint filed by the GOP about his radio show.
According to the Hill, the Kentucky GOP filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing Jones of abusing sponsors on his media platforms as he mulls over a potential run against Ret. Lt. Col Amy McGrath. The winner of the primary will face off against Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Nov. 2020.
I got the Mitch McConnell complaint trying to kick KSR off the air during a commercial break— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) November 6, 2019
The next caller is deployed overseas in Afghanistan, and called from Kabul to thank us for the show helping him stay close to home
That’s what Mitch and company want to take off the air
Jones has not officially filed to run but has formed an exploratory committee. He is also writing an illustrated book called "Mitch, Please!" Jones was removed from his hosting duties on “Hey Kentucky” after he announced he was writing the book.
The Republican Party of Kentucky released a statement on the complaint reading, “Matt Jones must be held accountable immediately for misusing multiple platforms paid for by his corporate sponsors to unlawfully promote his U.S. Senate candidacy. In stark contrast to Jones’ candor about Amy McGrath’s authenticity problems, his attempts to conceal these violations from both the FEC and the public only heighten their severity. RPK’s complaint is an important first step in stopping Jones’ flagrant failure to comply with federal regulations and we urge the FEC to deliver a swift and strong penalty.”