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Website ad aims to link Grimes to Obama

Website ad aims to link Grimes to Obama

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Updated Thursday, May 9 at 11:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Alison Lundergan Grimes has yet to announce whether she will challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) in the 2014 election, but that isn't stopping a conservative Super PAC from unleashing a "digital ad" against her.

The web ad by the recently created Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (KSL) seeks to link Grimes with fellow Democrat President Barack Obama who is considered generally unpopular in Kentucky. 

KSL cites a May 2 interview with WHAS11 in which Grimes said McConnell was "the very essence of what's wrong with Washington right now."

"Kentuckians are tired of the obstruction, they are tired of the failed policies and they are looking for new leadership," Grimes said in the WHAS11 interview.

The Super PAC is calling on Grimes to disclose what Obama Administration policies she supports after criticizing McConnell’s “obstruction.”

“Alison Grimes says she’s thinking about running because McConnell ‘obstructs’ liberal priorities like Obamacare, cap-and-trade, higher taxes, EPA regulations, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and gun control,” said Riggs Lewis, KSL board member. “Grimes’ attacks make it clear she’d be a rubber stamp for the Obama agenda in Washington.”

Sources tell WHAS11 Grimes is reaching out to key supporters of her 2011 election to Secretary of State to seek their opinions and gauge their support of a campaign against McConnell, the five-term senator and Senate Minority Leader.

KSL is spending several thousand dollars to place the ad on "Kentucky-centric" websites, the Super PAC's adviser, Scott Jennings, said.

“Since beating Mitch McConnell in 2014 is Obama’s top priority, we aren’t surprised that Democrats exploring the race are embracing his left-wing agenda,” Lewis said.
 

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