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Anti-Keystone Super PAC to mobilize for Grimes vs McConnell

Anti-Keystone Super PAC to mobilize for Grimes vs McConnell

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Alison Lundergan Grimes' lack of specificity in the Keystone XL Pipeline debate is not stopping an anti-Keystone Super PAC from pledging support for her Kentucky U.S. Senate campaign and other Democratic candidates in four other key states.

The CREDO Super PAC boasts a progressive agenda, including blocking the Keystone XL Pipeline, protecting Social Security and Medicare, the defense of Planned Parenthood and the protection of the Clean Air Act.

It is being selective in which races it is targeting in 2014, with plans to open field offices and mobilize what it describes as a volunteer-driven, grassroots voter contact model.

"We’ve chosen the five swing races out the 10 most competitive contests where it will mean the most to progressives if Republicans can be defeated," said Becky Bond, the group's president, in an announcement on CREDO Super PAC's website.

"CREDO Super PAC will go on the offense, challenging the Republican open seat in Georgia, and in Kentucky, where Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s unpopularity is a huge opportunity to hold him accountable," Bond said.

While the SuperPAC plans to defend Democratic seats in contested races in Michigan, Colorado and North Carolina, Bond said it would skip races "in states like Arkansas and Louisiana where the Democratic incumbents frequently vote against progressives."

"If you’re like us, you want to help save the Senate in 2014 without supporting terrible Democrats like Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu," Bond said.

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