FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372
LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following statement and background document following Alison Lundergan Grimes’ failure to name a single policy where she and Obama disagree.
“As the Obama administration is waging a war on coal and killing Kentucky jobs, Alison Lundergan Grimes can't name a single policy where she and Obama disagree. Alison Lundergan Grimes made clear on national television that she is Barack Obama's Kentucky candidate because she supports President Obama and will vote to implement his liberal, anti-coal agenda. Kentuckians know that a vote for Alison Lundergan Grimes is a vote for Barack Obama,” said Team Mitch spokeswoman Allison Moore.
After Being Asked, Alison Grimes Fails To Name A Single Policy She Disagrees With President Obama On. LAWRENCE O’DONNELL: It seems Sen. McConnell’s strategy is to link you to President Obama as much as he possibly can in Kentucky. Is that hurting you in Kentucky and what are your main disagreements, if any, with President Obama? ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES: Well, Mitch McConnell wants to run this race against anyone but me. He's tried to link me to every national figure that’s out there, that disagrees with the interest of Kentucky. But what he won't tell the people of Kentucky and indeed this nation is the gridlock, the mess that he's created in Washington. Well it's why the President is wrongly ruling by executive order. The people of Kentucky they know that I’m a strong, independent Kentucky woman who will do what's right for the people of this state. You seek to have the best interest of this state at heart and I’ll work with you, but you seek to strike at the good jobs that we have here in Kentucky and you will find no stronger opponent. Mitch McConnell, again, he has no record to run on. He wants to make this race about anything but his 30 years in Washington. His failed leadership, his backing of the millionaires and billionaires, instead of the hardworking people right here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. (MSNBC’s The Last Word, 8/28/14)