Tom Barbour of New Haven, Ky., carries a sign in support of Matt Bevin during the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky in August. Mr. Bevin, a businessman, praised Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, as the new face of the conservative movement and blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who wrote the final debt deal with his Democratic counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

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Tom Barbour of New Haven, Ky., carries a sign in support of Matt Bevin during the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky in August. Mr. Bevin, a businessman, praised Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, as the new face of the conservative movement and blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who wrote the final debt deal with his Democratic counterpart Majority Leader Harry Reid. (Associated Press)