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  • Alison Grimes campaigns for Clinton in Ohio, says offer in administration if...

    08/26/2016 10:28:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/26/2016 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Friday, the second battleground state she’s visited in recent weeks. ... Grimes has also been a Clinton campaign surrogate in Iowa, speaking on behalf of the Democratic presidential nominee at the state’s annual Wing Ding dinner on Aug. 12. Clinton holds a wider polling margin in Ohio, where she leads Trump by nearly 5 points in a head-to-head with GOP nominee Donald Trump and by 4 percent in a four-way with Libertarian and Green Party candidates included, according to Real Clear Politics’ average...
  • Miko Grimes goes off on Dolphins (again), owner Stephen Ross for keeping ‘Jew buddies’ employed

    07/12/2016 7:43:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 11, 2016 | Seth Walder
    Brent Grimes' wife, Miko Grimes, is back to ripping the Dolphins — this time in a series of nasty tweets that included an anti-Semitic message targeted at Miami owner Stephen Ross. The Dolphins cut Grimes back in March, perhaps partially because of the actions of and criticisms coming from the cornerback's wife. The Bucs signed him shortly thereafter.
  • Grand jury brings fresh scrutiny to Alison Grimes’ campaigns

    02/07/2016 8:55:00 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | FEBRUARY 6, 2016 | John Cheves
    During her three political campaigns, including an $18 million run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reported paying $111,831 to Lexington companies owned by her father, former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan, and $41,745 more in direct payments to him and other family members, for various services. One Lundergan company purchased and provided Grimes with a 45-foot tour bus she used for her Senate campaign. Another owns The Carrick House on North Limestone, where she held several major events. Grimes and Lundergan also shared Lexington attorney Robert "Coley" Stilz III, who was...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes first general election ad promotes 'love' of her job

    10/20/2015 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Nick Storm
    Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is promoting the love her job in her first re-election spot of the campaign. In the 30 second ad Grimes looks directly to the camera promoting her successes in her first term in office. Grimes nonchalantly talks about her run for U.S. Senate in the ad, and the negative ads run against her in the state. “The last few years have been noisy in Kentucky,” Grimes says in the ad. “A lot of attack ads. Believe me, I know.” “But, my job as Secretary of State is to make sure your vote is...
  • Secretary of State (Alison Lundergan) Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

    05/28/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 5/27/2015 | Don Weber
    LEXINGTON — After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking at her re-election bid as an interview for the job, and not a personal contest. Grimes faces GOP nominee Steve Knipper in the fall Election and she says she will rely on her experience in the office and focus on jobs in the General Election campaign. “It’s an office where I have a record of success,” Grimes told Pure Politics in Lexington on Wednesday. “Whether it be helping to have started over 100,000 new businesses since...
  • Alison Grimes, still "encouraged" after double-digit Senate loss this fall, will seek re-election

    01/26/2015 4:34:40 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 1/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes ended months of speculation Monday, telling a crowd of about 70 supporters that she will seek re-election this year rather than mount bids of governor or attorney general. Grimes had been linked to nearly every constitutional office as the filing deadline approached, but she officially launched her re-election campaign at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, the same place she jumpstarted her 2011 run for secretary of state. The 36-year-old Democrat had kept a low profile since her 15-point loss to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last fall, and she listed...
  • 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...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes: Rand Paul can’t run for president and Senate

    12/17/2014 9:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 17, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Defeated Democrat declines to address her political future.Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of State, is threatening to take Rand Paul to court to block him from running both for president and reelection to the Senate in 2016. In her first television interview since Sen. Mitch McConnell routed her by 15 points last month, the Democratic Senate nominee declared that she will not be “bullied” by Paul, who is a heavy favorite to win a second Senate term if he’s allowed to stay on the ballot. “The law is clear,” Grimes told WHAS-TV in Louisville. “You can’t be on the ballot...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Grimes shouldn't run for governor; Conway most favored

    11/08/2014 3:24:58 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    With a failed run for U.S. Senate behind her, a WKYT Herald-Leader Bluegrass Poll finds most Kentuckians don't think Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes should set her eyes on the governor's mansion. The poll - conducted for WKYT-TV, the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV - looked at Grimes' future and thoughts about the three men who have already announced their campaigns for governor in 2015.
  • McConnell wins Ky. as GOP bids for Senate majority

    11/04/2014 4:38:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 4, 2014 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell won a hard-fought sixth term Tuesday, putting him a step closer to his lifelong dream of becoming majority leader and getting the GOP off to a good start in its goal of taking control of the Senate. Helping his chances was Republican Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's capture of the West Virginia seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller. Her victory, while not a surprise, gave Republicans the first of six new seats they will need to control the Senate for the first time in eight years...
  • Judge denies injunction request from Grimes to halt RPK/McConnell mailers

    11/03/2014 6:54:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/3/2014 | Nick Storm
    A Franklin Circuit Court judge denied a request from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to stop the Republican Party of Kentucky and the campaign for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell from sending mailers that Grimes called a bullying tactic. On Monday morning Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied Grimes’ request to halt the mailing of the fliers which say “the information enclosed contains facts related to a possible fraud perpetrated on citizens across Kentucky.” Within the mailer it refers to statements in Grimes’ ads media fact checkers have criticized, such as a claim that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes paid $17K to fly Hillary Clinton in to Kentucky

    11/03/2014 1:35:15 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 33 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 11/3/14 11:14 AM EST | Maggie Haberman
    Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign appears to have shelled out $17,000 to shuttle Hillary Clinton into Kentucky to attend a rally last month. A $17,192 check was cut to Executive Fliteways, the Ronkonkoma, New York-based company that covered Clinton’s air travel with her husband to Iowa for the Tom Harkin Steak Fry in September, according to Grimes’ Federal Election Commission filings. The check was cut on Oct. 14, and Clinton campaigned for Grimes the next day. She also appeared last weekend at two events for Grimes in Kentucky. A Clinton aide did not comment, and a Grimes aide...
  • Final PPP Kentucky poll: McConnell 50%, Grimes 42%

    11/02/2014 11:06:52 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 11/01/2014 | Public Policy Polling
    McConnell 50%, Grimes 42% Full internals at the link.
  • Hillary Clinton rallies Democrats for Grimes in Lexington, northern Kentucky

    11/01/2014 4:47:08 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON — Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a populist tone in her final campaign pitch for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Saturday, stumping twice for Grimes days after a new poll shows her trailing U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Regardless of survey results that have her 5 points behind the five-term incumbent, Clinton, Grimes and a cadre of Democratic politicians urged a crowd of about 1,400 enthusiastic supporters at Transylvania University’s Haggin Auditorium to volunteer and push Grimes toward an Election Day victory in the face of an all-out advertising blitz. Republicans and outside groups supporting...
  • McConnell rallies his troops to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday

    11/01/2014 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 57 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/01/2014 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell started his Saturday before Election Day in Louisville rallying his troops in an effort to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s election. At the Best Western across the parking lot from McConnell’s campaign headquarters the five-term incumbent thanked campaign staffers and volunteers for giving up the next few days in an effort to turnout voters on Election Day. “At headquarters we’ve run out of things to do. We’ve raised all the money we can raise. We’ve bought all the TV time we can buy, and radio time. We’ve dropped all the mail pieces...
  • Grimes files injuction against RPK for mailer; McConnell exploring legal recourse on KDP mailer

    11/01/2014 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 68 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/31/2014 | Nick Storm
    ... The Grimes campaign reacted late Friday to a mailer circulating in Eastern Kentucky that looks like an official election notice, with bold text reading: “Election Violation Notice.” Once opened the mailer lists claims Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes made in a TV ad that have since been rated false by the Washington Post. The mailer was sent our by the Republican Party of Kentucky... The Grimes campaign filed an injunction on Friday afternoon requesting that “both state and federal authorities to investigate what, on its face, appears to be a clear violation of both Kentucky and federal...
  • Mitch McConnell widens lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in final Bluegrass Poll

    10/30/2014 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Sam Youngman
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has opened up a five-point lead over Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and appears well positioned to win a sixth term, according to the final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday's election. McConnell leads Grimes 48 percent to 43 percent in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulling 3 percent. In a Bluegrass Poll released early last week, McConnell was clinging to a one-point lead, with 44 percent backing him and 43 percent choosing Grimes. The latest poll of 597 likely voters in Kentucky was conducted by SurveyUSA between Oct. 25 and Oct....
  • Bill Clinton visits Kentucky again, tries to deliver a knockout punch against Mitch McConnell

    10/30/2014 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 34 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/30/2014 | Jack Brammer
    LOUISVILLE — On a stage late Thursday morning before several hundred people outside the Muhammad Ali Center, former President Bill Clinton tried to deliver a knockout punch against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on behalf of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. Clinton, making his fourth visit to Kentucky for Grimes' bid to oust the Republican incumbent from his 30-year tenure, painted Grimes as a champion for working people. He said Kentucky, which he won both times he ran for president, has not had a champion for the working people in the U.S. Senate since Democrat Wendell Ford left in 1999. Grimes...
  • U.S. Sen. Warren starts Grimes' weeklong push toward Election Day with high-profile surrogates

    10/28/2014 8:30:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes began her one-week sprint to Election Day flanked by one of the most popular members of her party. Before the week’s up, she’ll be joined again by a former president and his wife, whom many believe will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 if she decides to run. Grimes was joined by U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., before about 400 supporters at the Copper and Kings Distillery in Louisville Tuesday, and the two hemmed close to Grimes’ primary talking points on the campaign trail. In Warren, who made her second appearance...
  • Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren set to campaign for Grimes in Kentucky just before election

    10/28/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/28/2014
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Alison Grimes's campaign says Hillary Clinton will return to Kentucky on November first for a last minute push before Election Day. Grimes will also be welcoming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as well. Warren will be at a Grimes rally at Copper and Kings distillery in Butchertown on Tuesday evening. Over the weekend, Grimes will join Clinton at campaign events in Northern Kentucky and Lexington, just a few weeks after Hillary Clinton appeared in Louisville to speak on behalf of Grimes. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will be at an Alison Lundergan Grimes rally at Copper and Kings...
  • Grimes Ad: Kentucky Women to Mitch McConnell: Shame on you!

    10/26/2014 6:44:13 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 71 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 26, 2014
    In a new ad from Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, a handful of women from the Bluegrass state stare straight into the camera and blast Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell for his shameful 30-year record on women. “Shame on you Mitch McConnell,” an African-American woman says, arms crossed. “You’ve turned your back on our mothers, our daughters, and me,” another woman continues. More women lambaste the Senate minority leader for voting against the Paycheck Fairness Act and declining to vote for an expanded Violence Against Women Act in 2012: “Instead of enforcing equal pay for equal work, you called it...
  • The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad...

    10/25/2014 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 45 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/25/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Chatter: McConnell loans himself $1.8M, Grimes doubles down on false claim in ad and 'Pennsyltucky' woman Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is combating a new wave of Democratic spending in his race against Alison Lundergan Grimes by loaning his campaign $1.8 million, Politico reported Friday. The Washington, D.C., outlet reported that McConnell’s personal contribution tops investments by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Senate Majority PAC totaling $1.5 million less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election. A campaign official told Politico McConnell’s loan reinforces the Senate Republican leader’s view that the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s resources...
  • Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim

    10/23/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Washington Post Fact Checker ^ | 10/23/2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Excuse the fuzzy quality of this ad, but it has not been publicly released by the Grimes campaign. In The Fact Checker’s experience, the most fact-challenged ads are those that fly under the radar, as campaigns hope that reporters don’t notice the content — but voters do. This particular ad is especially noteworthy because the candidate herself repeats a claim that The Fact Checker has already deemed worthy of Four Pinocchios. Not only does she double down on this falsehood, but she makes another highly questionable assertion as well. .... Most striking, Grimes puts her own credibility on the line...
  • McConnell ad features women attacking female Democratic opponent:

    10/22/2014 5:24:59 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R) has a new ad in the Kentucky Senate race that zeroes in on the demographic of voters he thinks are mostly likely to be wooed by his opponent, Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes: Young women. In the ad, young women make the pitch that it is Grimes who looks down on them, by implying they need the government's help to get ahead. "Alison Lundergan Grimes wants me to think that I'm not good enough... That I couldn't get a job, unless Washington passed more laws...That I can't graduate college, without raising your taxes... She...
  • Has Alison Lundergan Grimes pulled even with Mitch McConnell in Kentucky?

    10/22/2014 5:13:12 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Octobe 22, 2014
    Wednesday Senator McConnell’s race against Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes looks a bit tighter than it did a few days ago, when we suggested that McConnell might begin measuring for drapes in the Majority Office. For one thing, the latest survey of the Kentucky contest finds McConnell and state Secretary of State Grimes virtually tied. The Bluegrass Poll puts McConnell at 44 percent, and Grimes at 43, with 5 percent for a third party candidate and 8 percent undecided. For another, the Democratic Party and the Grimes campaign are throwing money at ads in what looks like a last-month push...
  • McConnell, Grimes release competing television ads in U.S. Senate race

    10/22/2014 1:25:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates launched new television ads Wednesday, with Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell highlighting his support among young women while Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes targets remarks the five-term incumbent made at a meeting of wealthy conservative donors in June. McConnell’s campaign struck first in his statewide ad titled “Represent Me,” which features four young women who back McConnell’s reelection as well as a link to the website womenformitch.com. “She (Grimes) thinks I’ll vote for the candidate who looks like me,” Ashley Burkhead says to the camera. “Rather than the one who represents me,” Caroline Anderegg says to the...
  • DSCC going back on air in Kentucky for Grimes

    10/22/2014 12:07:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 16 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/22/2014 | Nick Storm
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is going back on-air for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in her battle against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Buoyed by recent polling, the DSCC told Politico that they were investing $650,000 in air time after “reviewing recent internal and public polling,” according to Manu Raju. The latest Bluegrass Poll published Monday shows McConnell up one percentage point on Grimes, but the race remains within the margin of error. The decision to go back on air in the state comes after the group went dark in the state after not airtime in the state...
  • New Poll Shows McConnell Up by 3 in Kentucky With Overwhelming Tea Party Support

    10/21/2014 10:20:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 21, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Western Kentucky University's 2014 Big Red Poll released on Monday shows that incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leads Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by 3 points, 45% to 42%, among likely voters in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll, coming two weeks before election day, indicates the race is still close, despite numerous recent gaffes by Grimes and news that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has stopped funding television advertising in support of her candidacy. 5% of likely voters supported Libertarian David Patterson, and 8% were undecided. The most surprising result of the poll is that, despite a bitter...
  • Clinton, Grimes urge Owensboro crowd to volunteer with Election Day two weeks away

    10/21/2014 9:06:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/21/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    OWENSBORO — Former President Bill Clinton made his third lap around the track in Kentucky’s neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race, imploring a throng of supporters Tuesday to help push Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes first across the finish line in two weeks. Minutes after Grimes called herself a “Kentucky filly,” the 42nd U.S. president offered his own equine analogy. Every election cycle, Clinton said, “I feel like an old racehorse.” “They got me in a nice barn, and when it’s election season, they come in, they give me an extra bale of hay,” he said, drawing laughter from the crowd of...
  • Grimes and her family's Hugh Jass Burgers

    10/20/2014 4:12:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | October 20, 2014 | Chris Frates and Scott Zamost
    (CNN) -- In her race to defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes has barnstormed Kentucky, talking up her support for raising the minimum wage and criticizing the GOP's so-called war on women. But the restaurant owned by Grimes' family doesn't always practice what she preaches, and Kentucky Republicans have been happy to point that out. .... But minimum wage isn't the only issue dogging Grimes' family business. Hugh Jass Burgers -- say it out loud to get the joke -- has menu items like "Charlotte's Rack, sure to be voted biggest rack" named after Grimes' mom and...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to different demographics, including the urban areas of the state with a radio ad claiming McConnell is not only implementing policies hurtful to the communities but also trying to take away their right to vote. Politico was first to report on the ad, which they say is running in Louisville and likely other areas of the state. In the ad, which can be heard below, a man tells listeners that Grimes is a “champion” for civil rights while also bashing McConnell for many things Grimes has hit...
  • Former President Bill Clinton to headline Grimes GOTV events in western Kentucky next week

    10/17/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Less than a week after his wife rallied thousands of Democrats in Louisville, former President Bill Clinton will campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in western Kentucky. Clinton is scheduled to appear at get-out-the-vote events in Owensboro and Paducah Tuesday, Grimes’ campaign announced Friday. The Associated Press first reported Clinton’s stops next week. “The Clintons’ commitment to Alison’s candidacy is a testament to what a strong, independent leader she will be in the U.S. Senate,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said in a statement. “Kentucky is Clinton country, and we are honored to have both Hillary and...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • McConnell talks foreign policy, Dodd Frank and campaign at YPAL lunch

    10/16/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell touched on myriad issues while adding a few campaign talking points Thursday during a luncheon of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. McConnell, who is seeking a sixth term against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, joked about the location of his desk during his first term as a U.S. senator and lamented that he first thought, “None of these people are going to die, retire or be defeated.” “But alas, I have a pretty good seat now,” he said. McConnell explained how his possible ascension to Senate majority leader would impact President Barack Obama’s initiatives on...
  • McConnell wants to stop flights from nations with Ebola outbreaks, supports sending...

    10/16/2014 7:17:31 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/15/2014 | Ryan Alessi
    MURRAY — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that concerns about the global spread of Ebola are great enough that the United States should halt flights from countries affected by the disease. “I’m not an expert on this, but it strikes me that it would be a good idea to discontinue flights from that part of the world,” he told Pure Politics on Wednesday before he attended a meeting with leaders at the Briggs & Stratton plant in downtown Murray. McConnell also said he agrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Africa to help fight the...
  • Wendy Davis, Alison Grimes mess with the media — and pay the price

    10/16/2014 5:29:52 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 6 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 16, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    This is not an overt, us-versus-them situation in either the Kentucky Senate contest or the Texas governor’s race. But the press has these Democratic candidates on the defensive, and they in turn are doubling down on big blunders. Candidates who stumble, as Grimes and Davis have in the last week, face a stark choice. They can admit their mistake, make some expression of regret and move on—or they can keep digging the hole deeper. The problem with refusing to move on is that the media keep hammering away at the original mistake and the pundits pile on, turning a one-...
  • Hillary Clinton to Kentucky: 'I'm back for one reason. That's because Ky. deserves a change in

    10/15/2014 10:16:28 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/15/2014 | Nick Storm
    Hillary Clinton to Kentucky: 'I'm back for one reason. That's because Ky. deserves a change in Washington' LOUISVILLE — Making her case as a “Clinton Democrat” who would spend more time in office under the next president “no matter whom he or she might be,” U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes rallied the Democratic base in downtown Louisville alongside former U.S. Sen. and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A standing-room-only crowd of more than 4,500 people turned out to hear Grimes and Clinton speak at the Kentucky International Convention Center on Wednesday night. The duo delivered speeches promoting pocketbook...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Senate Democrats surrender fight against McConnell

    10/14/2014 8:51:47 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Alex Bolton
    Senate Democrats announced Tuesday they won’t spend any more money on television in Kentucky, throwing in the towel on their fight to oust Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell. Most polls have shown the race slipping away from nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) for weeks in a contest long considered a top pickup opportunity for Democrats. But with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) decision, the party is shifting almost solely to defense in hopes of protecting its fragile six-seat majority.
  • 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...
  • In Surprise, SurveyUSA Poll Shows Grimes With Edge Over McConnell in Kentucky

    10/12/2014 6:36:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/12/2014 | Rob Longley
    Is it a race after all?After trailing by as many as seven points in every major poll since June, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes now holds a slim lead over Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to a Bluegrass Poll survey released last week.Grimes, KentuckyÂ’s secretary of state, leads the five-term incumbent 46 percent to 44 percent among likely voters, according to the poll, conducted by SurveyUSA for LouisvilleÂ’s Courier-Journal and three other state media outlets. Libertarian candidate David Patterson had 3 percent support in the poll, while 7 percent said they were undecided.The poll follows an internal survey conducted a...
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Grimes next week in Louisville

    10/11/2014 12:28:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/10/2014 | Kevin Wheatley
    More than two months after her husband campaigned with U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in eastern Kentucky, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to appear in Louisville for the Democratic hopeful. Grimes’ campaign announced Friday that Clinton, a former secretary of state and U.S. Senator from New York who is mulling a presidential bid in 2016, will headline an event at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event is open to the public with free tickets available at Democratic headquarters throughout the state. “Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail with...
  • Grimes blasted for dodging question on Obama votes

    10/11/2014 12:24:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/10/2014 | Nick Storm
    Hours after an interview with The Courier-Journal’s editorial board, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes was blasted by pundits for failing to answer questions about her previous support of Democratic President Barack Obama. With three weeks until Election Day, national pundits are casting Grimes’ non-answers as an unforced fumble that could change the election narrative in the final hours. NBC News’ political director Chuck Todd told a panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Grimes “disqualified herself” with the “ridiculous” answer. The Washington Post called the 40 seconds of dodging the question “painful,” adding “there was no reason to do...
  • Wow! Chuck Todd Says Grimes 'Disqualified Herself' By Refusing to Say If She Voted for Obama

    10/10/2014 6:08:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever liberal leanings he might have, sometimes the political animal in Chuck Todd just can't contain itself. Take today's Morning Joe, where Todd host absolutely annihilated Alison Lundergan Grimes, Dem candidate for senator from Kentucky, for her refusal to say whether she voted for Barack Obama for president. Todd ripped Grimes as "ridiculous," then twice declared that she had "disqualified herself." Ouch! Even Mika Brzezinski was embarrassed by Grimes' cringe-worthy performance, as you'll see in the screengrab. View the video here.
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Lundergan Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for President Obama

    10/10/2014 12:10:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly......... .... there was no reason to do this. Grimes is fairly new on the national scene, but she's...
  • 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....
  • 40 painful seconds of Alison Grimes refusing to say whether she voted for Obama (KY Senate)

    10/09/2014 8:06:09 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/9/2014 | Philip Bump
    Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012? And she didn't answer. Repeatedly. [snip] Video at http://youtu.be/iytMvao1f6Q