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  • Grimes Campaigns for Statewide Office, but Which One?

    01/19/2015 9:45:51 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    AP via WBKO ^ | 1/19/2015
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she will run for statewide office this year. The former Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate said she has been encouraged to run for governor, attorney general and to seek re-election as Secretary of State. Grimes said she has not decided what she will do yet but that she will file for office before the Jan. 27 deadline. On Monday, Grimes attended the Alpha Phi Alpha Unity Breakfast in Lexington with former state Sen. Georgia Davis Powers. With a campaign photographer in tow, Grimes worked the room of about...
  • Kentucky: Alison Lundergan Grimes is back, and she’s taking aim at Rand Paul

    12/18/2014 12:59:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Once hailed in the press as the Democratic candidate in 2014’s “marquee race,” which could see the Republican Senate minority leader unceremoniously defenestrated by Kentucky’s voters. Grimes’ loss to Mitch McConnell was among the first heartbreak of election night for liberal Democrats when her race was among the earliest to be called for the Republican candidate. When all the votes were counted, Grimes lost by just over 15 points. It wasn’t even close. If you missed Kentucky’s secretary of state, she was not gone for long. Having failed in her mission to oust McConnell, the former Democratic U.S. Senate...
  • The simple six word question that can wreck the Democrats

    11/04/2014 1:03:50 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/4/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “Did you vote for Barack Obama?” this is a simple six word question that can destroy Democrats whether they answer it or not. During the last election cycle Republicans were tortured and defeated by a simple question: “Are you against abortion in all cases?” These seven words wrecked an easy win for Republicans in Missouri and damaged more than one other GOP candidate. This year, quite by accident, an equivalent question for Democrats has surfaced and it doing as much damage to them. When asked by the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board if she voted for Obama, Kentucky Democrat US Senate...
  • Alison Grimes Sues Mitch McConnell Over 'Despicable' Voter Mailers

    11/01/2014 5:47:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Talking Point Memo ^ | 11/1/2014 | Sahil Kapur
    The campaign of Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has filed a lawsuit to stop Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign from distributing a mailer that it says amounts to illegal voter intimidation tactics. The Grimes campaign on Friday said it had filed for an immediate injunction with the state court in Franklin County, which is where the state capital is located. The campaign is calling for a state and federal investigation of the mailers that say they're authorized by the Kentucky Republican Party and the McConnell Senate campaign. The legal filing by the Grimes campaign can be read below, first reported...
  • Alison Grimes promises Job Fairs, for unemployed Kentucky Coal Miners after she is elected

    10/24/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | William Kevin Stoos
    "McDonalds is Hiring" —SATIRE Alison Grimes—the anti-coal Obama supporter who has twice refused to simply admit that she voted for the now-toxic President Obama during the last two elections—called Ace Reporter Hugh Betcha to clarify her positions on the future of coal in Kentucky and her race to the finish against Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat. Hugh, winner of the Al Sharpton “Most Articulate News Reporter, 2014” award, a 2013 Nobel prize winner for his short story, “The Accomplishments of Barack Obama,” and recently feted on The View for his even-handed political reporting, a man who walks with...
  • MoveOn demands Grimes take down ‘offensive’ immigration ad

    10/15/2014 2:30:12 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    The liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is demanding that Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes take down an ad that uses the term “illegal aliens.” “This latest TV ad from Alison Lundergan Grimes is deeply upsetting. Grimes seems to be forgetting that we are a nation of immigrants that has continually strived to honor all the hard-working people who aspire to the American Dream,” Ilya Sheyman, MoveOn.org’s executive director, said in a statement. “It’s deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat [Senate Minority Leader Mitch] McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive...
  • Todd 'Sick To Stomach' McConnell Ad Used His Claim Grimes 'Disqualified Herself'

    10/14/2014 6:36:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As we reported here on NewsBusters, during a recent Morning Joe appearance Chuck Todd twice said that Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Todd said he was "sick to his stomach" when he saw that his comment had been used in an ad for Mitch McConnell. But interestingly, instead of blaming the McConnell campaign, Todd tagged Grimes, saying she had "invited this on herself" by her refusal to answer the simple question. View the video here.
  • DSCC Goes Dark in Kentucky

    10/14/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT · by sunmars · 63 replies
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air. “The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told...
  • Video: McConnell “proudly” announces his presidential votes

    10/14/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Mary Katharine already covered the first part of this exchange and noted the second, but it’s worth revisiting for Mitch McConnell’s brief rebuttal. The Republican incumbent scoffs at Alison Grimes’ invocation of a sacred right to avoid answering an obvious question, and demonstrates it by announcing he “proudly” voted against Barack Obama in the last two presidential elections: Mitch McConnell Proudly Voted For Mitt Romney There’s also no sacred right to not announce how we vote. I voted for Mitt Romney, proudly. I voted for John McCain. And by the way, 116 out of 120 Kentucky counties agreed with my...
  • An attack ad so under the radar the sponsor won’t talk about it (Lundergan Grimes ad)

    10/09/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/9/14 | Glenn Kessler
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), speaking: “Last week, President Bush concluded the North American Free Trade Agreement, which will stimulate our economy and create hundreds of thousands of jobs.” Voice-over: “Mitch McConnell has been tragically wrong about foreign trade deals. They have cost Americans over half a million jobs. Kentucky is still losing jobs, and McConnell is still voting to give companies tax deductions for outsourcing. Mitch said it is not his job to create jobs. The least he could do is stop sending them away.” – Senate Majority PAC ad running in Kentucky, where McConnell is being challenged by Ky....
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes fails to capture the hearts and minds… of women

    10/09/2014 12:17:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this week we looked at how one poll does not a game changer make when it comes to the Kentucky Senate race. But the lackluster performance by Alison Lundergan Grimes has left a lot of Democrat strategists scratching their heads. Surely a stodgy old Republican white man should be getting his clock cleaned in the women’s vote, right? What about the War on Women? Matt Lewis, writing at The Week, breaks down the numbers. In two Bluegrass Polls, conducted in July and August, respectively, by SurveyUSA, Grimes led among women by a single measly percent. This was corroborated by...
  • Alison Grimes Campaign Commercial So Deceptive It Earns 4 WaPo Pinocchios

    10/07/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 55 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how deceptive is Alison Grimes' campaign commercial attacking Senator Mitch McConnell for supposedly being "anti-coal?" So deceptive that even fact checker Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post has awarded it four Pinocchios for extreme mendacity. To make matters worse for Grimes, this four Pinocchios award comes at the same time that James O'Keefe's Project Veritas released two videos showing Grimes campaign workers and a big financial backer stating on hidden camera that Grimes is only pretending to support the coal industry in order to get elected. First up, let us look at the Alision Grimes 4 Pinocchio campaign commercial:
  • McConnell suddenly in trouble? Not so fast.

    10/07/2014 8:24:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    I woke up this morning to a seeming tidal wave of polling news for the midterm elections, all of which is bad for Republicans if the cable talking heads are to be believed. At the top of the list of trumpeted GOP disasters in the making was a new poll out of Kentucky which suddenly showed Alison Lundergan Grimes with a two point lead over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. After two polls in his favor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has slipped behind Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in his re-election bid, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.Grimes, Kentucky’s...
  • Dems make risky bet against Mitch McConnell: Quadruples money spent for Alison Grimes

    10/01/2014 2:08:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Democrats in Washington are taking a risky bet by quadrupling their investment in Alison Lundergan Grimes, a young and largely unproven challenger, who is running against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). Spending a fresh $1.4 million on a statewide TV ad bashing McConnell is a gamble for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which has six vulnerable incumbents and a long-held Democratic seat in Iowa to defend. In Kentucky, Democrats are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. Recent polls show that Grimes is trailing McConnell by an average of 5 points. Massively boosting party spending on...
  • Alison Grimes Cite Agreement With McCain, Graham As Proof She's Not Pro-Amnesty

    09/26/2014 2:20:10 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is trailing incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the highly competitive Kentucky U.S. Senate race, is claiming in a new television ad that her support for the Gang of Eight "immigration reform" legislation, which McConnell voted against, is "not amnesty." And she's relying on the words of Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to drive that point home in the commercial. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7x_WSCRVXQ
  • After Blasting McConnell For Retuning To DC, Grimes Heads To Fundraiser...In DC

    09/09/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, blasted him for returning to work in Washington D.C. Grimes is starting to fall behind in the polls, with the New York Times basically saying that McConnell’s re-election is the most probable outcome come Election Day. Nevertheless, it’s beyond desperate that Grimes is attacking McConnell, who is part of the GOP leadership (he sort of has to come back), for returning to D.C. to work, while she also heads off to raise money…in D.C. The new web ad blasting McConnell for doing his job labeled the Senate Minority Leader as scandal-ridden, which alludes to...
  • Uh, That's Possibly An Illegal In-Kind Contribution, Ms. Grimes

    08/20/2014 4:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The Kentucky Senate race is going to be close, but Democrat Alsion Lundergan Grimes might have to explain an in-kind campaign contribution that could be illegal. Ms. Grimes has been traveling across the state in a 45-foot long bus, which was acquired by her father, Jerry. He’s renting it to her campaign for a fraction of the market price, which violates campaign finance laws (via Politico): Federal campaign finance law bars a campaign from receiving goods and services below the fair market value from a corporation, regardless of whether it is owned by a family member. A review of Federal Election...
  • European Zoolander Appears in Alison Grimes Coal Ad

    06/06/2014 5:26:06 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty. ---Derek Zoolander. The campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running as the Democrat candidate for Senate from Kentucky, was in a rush to differentiate her from President Obama's new EPA regulations on coal. Apparently they didn't have time to check out the background of the "coal miner" whose picture they used in their initial newspaper ad run. It turned out that he was a European male model, hardly the coal mining type. The crew of Morning Joe had a good laugh featuring the model in his...
  • This Democratic Senate candidate just hit Obama hard in an ad

    06/04/2014 2:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 4, 2014 | BY REBECCA BERG
    With the EPA's proposed new power plant rules posing a potential threat to Democrats running in coal-reliant states, Alison Lundergan Grimes is fighting back early -- and fiercely -- by attacking the president and the EPA in a new radio ad, unveiled Wednesday. In the ad, which will air mainly throughout Kentucky's coal counties in the east and west of the state, Grimes takes President Obama to task for the new regulations on carbon emissions, which would be phased in over the next 15 years. "Mr. President, Kentucky has lost one-third of our coal jobs in just the last three...
  • McConnell campaign hits Grimes with first attack ad in Kentucky Senate race

    07/02/2013 1:30:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2013
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) reelection campaign released its first attack ad against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) on Tuesday. The ad, an auto-tuned clip that runs just short of two minutes, hits Grimes as a unready for the national stage and unnecessarily liberal.
  • Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell

    11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST · by drewh · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss
    Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility. "If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates. Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama. McConnell has begun gearing up for his...
  • Kentucky secretary of state candidates differ on photo ID plan [Dem: 'barrier to the ballot box']

    09/20/2011 10:17:18 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    AP / Henderson Courier-Press ^ | September 20, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Bill Johnson supported requiring people to present photo identification before voting, while Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes denounced it as a “barrier to the ballot box” as the candidates for Kentucky secretary of state met in a debate Monday night.
  • Ethics panel declines to act on complaint regarding homeless voters [no addresses]

    09/20/2011 9:59:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 9/20/2011 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has decided to take no action on a complaint filed by Bill Johnson, Republican candidate for secretary of state, over voter registration of homeless people. Johnson said Tuesday that John Steffen, executive director of the ethics commission, told him that the panel lacks jurisdiction to consider his complaint against Secretary of State Elaine Walker and the State Board of Elections. After the commission's regular meeting Monday, Steffen declined to comment on the case, saying the panel can comment on a case only when it acts on it. Johnson contended in his complaint, filed...