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No let up on McConnell criticism from one alleged 'bugger'

No let up on McConnell criticism from one alleged 'bugger'

by Joe Arnold


Posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 19 at 8:39 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Curtis Morrison isn't letting an FBI investigation get in the way of his political crusade against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

On his Twitter feed and on his "Louisville Courant" blog, Morrison both acknowledges a role in the secret recording of McConnell's Louisville campaign headquarters and continues to paint McConnell as motivated by self-interest.

"Am I a threat to @Team_Mitch?" Morrison asks on Twitter, referring to McConnell's re-election campaign.  "His campaign commercials suggest some fear. Someone do some polling?"

An online legal defense fund Morrison started earlier this week with a goal of $10,000 shows $2,112 in donations.

"Thanks to everyone who has offered support so far," Morrison said on the site.  "It's my understanding my attorney fees have, already, just barely exceeded $2,000, so it is awesome you all have kept pace!"

Morrison said earlier that he may use some of the funds for living expenses.

A longer post on Morrison's blog blasts McConnell on several fronts.

"Besides declaring there was a 'Nixonian' plot to bug his office and call for an FBI investigation of, well me, he also crafted a campaign commercial to fundraise with that message, all while opposing sensible gun regulation," Morrison writes.  "But that's not all..."

Morrison then focuses on McConnell's support of the Freedom to Fish Act, introduced by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky)  in February.  The bill seeks to block a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to erect a $2.6 million barrier wall that would block boating access below dams on the Cumberland River system.

"McConnell sees that $2.6 million infrastructure expense as burdensome nanny state government waste that would only prevent the deaths of, say,  another 14 sportsman over the next 40 years, Morrison wrote.

"If they save lives for 80 years, then a human life can be saved for each $92,000 spent," Morrison continued, "That's still too expensive for McConnell, who had no problem lining the pockets of drug corporations like Amgen with a $500 million sweetheart subsidy in the fiscal cliff deal he so proudly architected New Year's Eve."e

Benton has continued to acknowledge a role in the secret recording of an opposition research briefing at McConnell's Louisville campaign office, telling WHAS11's Joe Arnold via Twitter that the recording was captured from a hallway outside the office at a door that had a "small window through which back of projector screen could be seen."