Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:49 AM
Tuesday, Jul 22 at 8:49 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As the Alison Lundergan Grimes U.S. Senate campaign releases its second attack ad against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Grimes also faces an attack ad against her.
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition (KOP) commercial not only links Grimes to President Barack Obama but calls them both, liars.
"Like Obama, Grimes doesn't tell the truth," a narrarator says in the ad, the latest salvo by the 501(c)4 nonprofit with a stated goal of "long-term positive change with fewer additional regulatory burdens and taxes."
Backed by a $720-thousand ad buy, the new ad is scheduled to run for nine days, until July 31. It is part of an unrelenting attack by the group which has reserved $4.66 million in TV time between June 4 and August 28.
Citing independent media which disputed the accuracy of a Grimes ad which criticized McConnell on Medicare, KOP points out that Grimes repeats "the same false attacks that Barack Obama used in 2012."
The ad also cites fact-checking organizations and media for critiques of earlier Grimes commercials and news coverage of a recording of a Grimes campaign fundraiser with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in which Grimes does not mention coal during her remarks, despite pledging to use the event to defend coal and tell stories of how EPA rules were affecting Kentucky and demand that the Senate take action to invest in clean coal technology.
The Grimes campaign later explained that she had a private conversation with Reid.
"Alison Grimes is so much of a national-style, liberal Democrat that she can’t help repeating the same lies Barack Obama told the country about Medicare in 2012," said Scott Jennings, an adviser to the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition. "Grimes shares Obama’s policies and his politics. We expect Kentucky will reject their policies again in November.”