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Matt Jones says he will not run for U.S. Senate

Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones is still considering running for U.S. Senate // WKYT
Kentucky Sports Radio Host Matt Jones is still considering running for U.S. Senate // WKYT(WYMT)
Published: Nov. 15, 2019 at 10:25 AM EST
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After months of sitting on the fence, Matt Jones decided he will not run for U.S. Senate.

Jones made the

"It was something I went back and forth on. There were days that I was going to do it, there were days that I wasn't going to do it," Jones said on air. "And even today, having gone back and forth, it's still a close call to me. It's still 55-45. But it's time to decide. Not because I'm certain, but because it's time."

This comes about a week after

. This was due to the Kentucky Republican Party filing a complaint with the FEC, accusing Jones of violating regulations by accepting campaign contributions from corporations.

KSR reports that Jones will still remain off the air while he finishes his book, "Mitch, Please." He will be back the day after Christmas.

"I do think Mitch McConnell needs to be defeated, and I hope that other candidates will get in the race besides me to try to make that happen," Jones said.

He has not ruled out running for office in the future, but for now he is happy to stay on KSR.

A spokesman for Amy McGrath's campaign had no comment, and sister station WKYT reached out to McConnell's campaign but have not heard back yet.

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