Skip to comments.Grimes slightly sharpens her concern over harassment saga...campaign hammers on women's issues
Posted on 09/08/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes slightly ratcheted up her rhetoric Friday about the allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting Democratic state legislator but still declined to say whether the lawmaker should resign.
Her comment comes as House Democratic Speaker Greg Stumbo, an ally of Grimes, announced that the five-legislator panel he convened to conduct an internal investigation into Arnolds conduct will have its first meeting Sept. 17. That panel is charged for reviewing the allegations brought by two Democratic House staff members that Arnold inappropriately touched them and made sexual comments to them.
Grimes has said little publicly about the allegations against Arnold, of Union County, even as her Senate campaign continues to make womens issues a centerpiece of her run against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.
Yet Grimes campaign spent much of last week blasting Republicans and McConnell for a spokesmans comment that Grimes was an empty dress. Much of her campaigns narrative early on has been that she would better represent Kentucky families and women. She often mentions McConnells votes against a final version of the Violence Against Women Act and against minimum wage hikes. Thats a theme McConnells campaign is all too aware of as it recently rolled out a parade of women supporters for McConnell.
The latest skirmish popped up when The Hill first quoted National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring as saying Grimes was an empty dress for parroting Democratic talking points or giving incoherent answers to policy questions.
National Democrats and Grimes issued several press releases and fundraising emails highlighting and criticizing the comment as sexist and tasteless.
This statement was more than just a tasteless remark. Its a reflection of a Senator whose priorities are wrong for Kentucky, said one fundraising email from Grimes.
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Not the primary point here, but I am sick of “women’s” issues. “black’s”, “children’s, “old people’s” and on and on and on.
Are there not just issues for the American people? Everyone is in a vested interest group. None of us are just American citizens.
The campaign to Balkenize America is always in full swing with the Democrats.