New Grimes ad hits McConnell on women's issues

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 30 at 2:04 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new statewide TV ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes criticizes Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell for his voting record on women's issues.

The ad features Ilene Woods from Lynch asking McConnell why he voted twice against the Violence Against Women Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Violence Against Women Act passed anyway. The Paycheck Fairness Act has not passed.

In the ad -- which will run statewide -- Grimes said McConnell must be forgetting that over half the voters in Kentucky are women.

McConnell did vote for a different version of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, one that was criticized for not protecting the LGBT community. He said he opposed the Paycheck Fairness Act because it eliminated the statute of limitations on pay discrimination cases.

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