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[D-KY]Alison Lundergan Grimes Really Wants You to Know How Much She Likes Guns
National Journal ^ | 11/9/2013 | Matt Berman

Posted on 11/09/2013 6:03:22 AM PST by markomalley

The week's almost over, and political campaigns know as well as anyone that it's hard to get traction on a Friday afternoon. So the campaign of Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has decided to shake things up a bit.

A little after 1 p.m., Grimes's campaign sent out a press blast inviting Mitch McConnell "to join her on gun range." The full text:

As an NRA member, my strong support for the Second Amendment is unquestioned. I am proud of Kentucky's long-held gun ownership, sporting and hunting traditions. It is unfortunate that Senator McConnell is desperate to mislead Kentucky voters about my strong support for the Second Amendment. In the Senate, I will protect my fellow Kentuckians' right to keep and bear arms. Whenever he's not busy pandering to Washington lobbyists, I welcome Senator McConnell to come shoot with me at the range any day.

The photo up top came along as well. The thing is, as random as this may seem, it's actually pretty important for Grimes's Senate chances for you to know that she's a big fan of guns. Because the National Rifle Association is already getting ready to spend big in the race.

This Friday, Mitch McConnell is getting the NRA's "Defender of Freedom" award. And it's planning on throwing its full financial weight into the race. "We're going to make sure that gun owners in Kentucky understand that they have a champion representing them in the United States Senate," NRA lobbyist Chris Cox told Kentucky's Lexington Herald-Leader this week. With more than $11 million on hand for 2014, the NRA's support for McConnell, Cox says, will be at full strength.

And Kentuckians believe that guns do more good for society than ill by a 65 percent to 27 percent margin, according to a Courier-Journal Bluegrass poll from earlier this year. There was some wiggle room here for reformers, though: 75 percent of respondents support background checks on gun buyers. The Grimes-McConnell race appears to be massively tight, and although there's a long way to go until Election Day, an issue like gun rights could be a difference maker. 

Of course, Grimes didn't mention any of that in her press statement. But no seemingly-random political email lives in a vacuum.


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 11/09/2013 6:03:22 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Doesn’t matter. She’ll caucus with and add to the ranks of people who want every one of us disarmed and at the mercy of their police and security forces. Her individual views, even if they are genuine, will be railroaded into irrelevance by her pals on the left.


2 posted on 11/09/2013 6:07:36 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: markomalley
"As an NRA member, my strong support for the Second Amendment is unquestioned."

Sounds just like Harry Reid. How'd that work out for Constitutional rights?

3 posted on 11/09/2013 6:10:29 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Future Snake Eater

She should be schooled in the history of how anti-2nd Amendment the Dems are as well as every other kind of collectivist group throughout history.


4 posted on 11/09/2013 6:10:42 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Exactly right. Next thing you know she’ll be casting a vote so only the elite get to keep their guns.... along with their premier health insurance of course.


5 posted on 11/09/2013 6:12:10 AM PST by Shannon
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To: markomalley

Don’t believe it, Kentuckians!

That’s the same horse**** we West Virginians heard from the NRA-endorsed backstabbing gun-control-freak Joe Manchin.


6 posted on 11/09/2013 6:14:32 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: markomalley
If she were a dedicated shooter, she'd know she should have ear and eye protection.

Just a photo op.

7 posted on 11/09/2013 6:14:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: markomalley
>> I am proud of Kentucky's long-held gun ownership, sporting and hunting traditions.

Oh, yes: The Second Amendment isn't about shooting 4-legged game ... it's about shooting 2-legged vermin.

Dumb broad ...

8 posted on 11/09/2013 6:16:28 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: markomalley

The Second Amendment isn’t about “sporting and hunting”. Period.


9 posted on 11/09/2013 6:18:37 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Joe 6-pack

>>If she were a dedicated shooter, she’d know she should have ear and eye protection.

Good catch!! At least they didn’t Photoshop some in like Bathhouse Barry’s muzzle blast.


10 posted on 11/09/2013 6:20:49 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Yup!

It doesn’t matter what your local ‘Rat claims to support — he or she will always vote along straight party lines with the radical ‘Rats.


11 posted on 11/09/2013 6:21:07 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

Does she like KY?


12 posted on 11/09/2013 6:21:57 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
If she were a dedicated shooter, she'd know she should have ear and eye protection.

Good catch.

13 posted on 11/09/2013 6:21:58 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Her individual views, even if they are genuine, will be railroaded into irrelevance by her pals on the left.

She's a Dem. Her personal views are the party line, regardless of what she claims. She may own guns. She probably believes she has the right to shoot a home invader. But it is ideologically impossible for her to believe *you* have those same rights.

Liberals are hypocrites that are *always* more equal that others.

14 posted on 11/09/2013 6:25:54 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Shannon

And don’t forget their “privilege” of insider trading and raising your own salary at will.


15 posted on 11/09/2013 6:32:47 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: Future Snake Eater

“Doesn’t matter. She’ll caucus with and add to the ranks of people who want every one of us disarmed and at the mercy of their police and security forces. Her individual views, even if they are genuine, will be railroaded into irrelevance by her pals on the left...”

To. The. Bank.

She’ll campaign and act all pro-gun up to and until the first serious Senate vote on the next major gun control bill and she’ll jump right into line with statists readily to do her duty for the party. It’s as easy to predict as the Sun coming up in the morning or birds flying south for the winter.

She is a scorpion and we all know what scorpions do.


16 posted on 11/09/2013 6:39:26 AM PST by FAA
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To: markomalley
Alison Lundergan Grimes is a great name for making a song or limerick.

Alison Lundergan Grimes
Was running out of time
So she picked up a gun

Shot a round on the run
and went out to campaign for fun
Alison Lundergan Grimes

That's just of the top of my head.

17 posted on 11/09/2013 6:42:00 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: markomalley

She is a Rat, her lips are moving and/or her fingeers are typing; she is LYING.


18 posted on 11/09/2013 6:48:14 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: markomalley
As an NRA member, my strong support for the Second Amendment is unquestioned.

Yet she belongs to a political party committed to taking your guns from you.

19 posted on 11/09/2013 6:48:58 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: markomalley

if she really supported gun rights she would not be a democrat


20 posted on 11/09/2013 6:51:01 AM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: markomalley

she looks awful hot shooting that weapon though....


21 posted on 11/09/2013 6:51:30 AM PST by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good point!


22 posted on 11/09/2013 7:01:34 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: markomalley

The she must be an idiot as anyone in that party is either a communist, an islamist or too damned stupid to recognize the difference.


23 posted on 11/09/2013 7:03:57 AM PST by onedoug
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To: markomalley

How does that old saying go—When you have to tell people you are something, you really aren’t—or something to that effect?

Watch what they do, not what they say.


24 posted on 11/09/2013 7:05:23 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: markomalley

Too bad the NRA is throwing behind McConnell.


25 posted on 11/09/2013 7:05:39 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: markomalley
Alison Lundergan Grimes

Never trust a woman with three names..

26 posted on 11/09/2013 7:07:36 AM PST by Popman
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To: markomalley

If she’s so conservative (on guns, at least, or so she says), why is she a Democrat? The fact that she belongs to that party is all you need to know.


27 posted on 11/09/2013 7:27:34 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: markomalley

No hearing or eye protection and a halter top to boot. At least she isn’t left handed with that top on. Ever see what happens to a woman’s boob when a hot casing lands between the boobs? I witnessed that one time and the gal couldn’t get her top and bra off fast enough. Nice .308 casing brand on the right boob.


28 posted on 11/09/2013 7:40:27 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“Just a photo op.”

That’s absolutely correct. However comma she wanted you to see how attractive she is!!!


29 posted on 11/09/2013 7:40:59 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: markomalley

Of course, I believe she’s a true 2nd amendment supporter. Not. Didn’t she say something to the effect that if you like your gun(s) you can keep your gun(s)? Politicians, especially dems, will say anything to get elected, pass legislation, etc. Matt Bevin for senate 2014.


30 posted on 11/09/2013 7:55:28 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’m no gun safety expert. But the pistol laying on the table with a perfectly good case to it’s left and the fact that it looks like she’s shooting towards the barn are not exactly smart either.


31 posted on 11/09/2013 7:56:19 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Mr. K

You obviously haven’t seen her in person. She is not very attractive and her big mouth never closes. This is the race she said she wouldn’t run. Just two years ago when she won the office of Secretary of State she vowed to fulfill her full term. that of course was a lie. She is also completely against voter ID laws. She campaigned with her elderly and now deceased grandmother saying that her grandmother was in very poor health and should not have to be inconvenienced by having to obtain an ID to vote. I have often wondered if her grandmother died because she couldn’t get treated at a hospital because she didn’t have ID. Never trust a woman with three names and especially one who looks like she started life out as a man.


32 posted on 11/09/2013 9:08:55 AM PST by cquiggy
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To: markomalley; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

Grimey made a huge mistake by inviting Michelle Obama to speak at her NYC fundraiser: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/11/18/2939179/alison-lundergan-grimes-attends.html

Michelle made sure to mention how they need Grimey in the Senate to vote for gun control; McConnell has *got* to put that in an ad.


33 posted on 11/19/2013 3:20:51 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Viennacon; randita; justiceseeker93

Gun control!!! Does Michelle think what happens during NYC girl power liberal fund-raisers stays in NYC? That was a gigantic boner!! She also did Tennant and Nunn (and Hagan and Landrieu) no favors. Your girls are running in conservative states, Shelly!!

Was this supposed to be closed to the media? I can’t believe she associated gun control and her husband’s disaster health care law with these candidates.


34 posted on 11/19/2013 10:43:38 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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