Washington (CNN) – The head of the Republican National Committee waved off any suggestion he might not rally behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his bid for reelection.
"Of course I'm going to support the leader of the Republican Party," Reince Priebus told the panel on CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.
Asked by host Stephanie Cutter if he would defect from the Kentucky lawmaker’s camp, Priebus did not give any indication that abdication from the longtime establishment Republican's corner was on the table.
McConnell faces a primary challenge from Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin, a Kentucky businessman who has already won the endorsement of key groups in the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
The Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC founded by former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, and current head of the right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation, announced its support for Bevin in October, after McConnell backed a compromise to end the government shutdown.
Who has the edge heading into 2014 and 2016? Who is really more in touch with voters? As the GOP takes the cake in fundraising for 2013, the Democrats have a lead in party favorability.
Tonight at 6:30pmET we have an exclusive appearance between the DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the RNC chair Reince Priebus. The two haven't been in a joint interview together for over a year and Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter will be bringing the hard-hitting questions.
We want you to weigh in: Who do you think is more in touch with the voters?