LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- While both national and Kentucky Republican Party interests are complaining that Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has not made any public comment since she entered the U.S. Senate race more than one week ago, the Grimes campaign appears content to wait until a promised official campaign announcement later this month.
"Alison Lundergan Grimes has gone from being the reluctant candidate to the M.I.A. candidate, hiding since her awkward campaign launch and raising serious questions about readiness and preparation," said National Republican Senatorial Committee Press Secretary Brook Hougesen.
The NRSC produced a web video mocking Grimes' low profile. It shows what appears to be either a radar or sonar array while a voice explains "the longer Grimes hides from voters and the media, the more questions that arise of her ardent support of President Obama."
Though Grimes' office has not published a public schedule in her role as Secretary of State, a photo on Grimes' facebook page revealed she attended a Tuesday ceremony at Fort Knox to welcome a new garrison commander, Col. Thomas Edwards.
Grimes met Edwards during a September, 2012 trip with other secretaries of state to Camp Arifjan in Kuwait at Army Central Command.
The Kentucky Republican Party, meanwhile, is pressing Grimes to take a position on a current U.S. Senate battle, whether Senate rules should be changed to allow a simple majority vote to confirm several pending presidential nominations. McConnell has slammed such an alteration as the "nuclear option."
"While Senator McConnell is in Washington leading the fight against Harry Reid and the liberal left, he’s taking stands on issues like opposing the nuclear option," said Kelsey Cooper, RPK Communications Director. "Kentuckians deserve to know - where does she stand? Does she side with Harry Reid and his liberal allies?"
An RPK news release included a recording of a cricket, what Cooper described as a statement from Grimes.
"Her disappearing act is no laughing matter," Cooper said. "It has real implications."