Alison Lundergan Grimes Offers Political Attacks While Remaining "Elusive," "Vague" and "Unclear" About What She Would Do For Brent Spence Bridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following statement and background information on Alison Lundergan Grimes being quick to launch political attacks while remaining elusive on her approach to the Brent Spence Bridge.

“Just like virtually every other issue, Alison Lundergan Grimes and President Obama have the exact same approach to the Brent Spence Bridge. It consists entirely of using the bridge and Northern Kentuckians as a backdrop for partisan political attacks, while failing to offer a single solution to actually get the job done.”

BACKGROUND

“When Asked In An Interview With The Enquirer After The Speech Where The Money Would Come From, Grimes Criticized McConnell.”  (Scott Wartman, “Grimes' Opposition To Tolls Popular Among Covington Crowd On Sunday,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/19/14)

Grimes “Was Vague About Where The Money For A New Bridge Would Actually Come From.”  (Scott Wartman, “Grimes: No On Tolls, Vague On Bridge Funding,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/25/14)

“Grimes Remained Elusive On The Source Of The Federal Funds.” “In an interview with The Enquirer before the speech, Grimes remained elusive on the source of the federal funds.” (Scott Wartman, “Grimes: No On Tolls, Vague On Bridge Funding,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/25/14)

Grimes “Segued” Away From Giving Specifics On Brent-Spence Funding. “From the question of how to find federal funds for a bridge, Grimes segued to China. “If we are talking about funding for the bridge, it begins by bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle to forge solutions,” Grimes said. “It also begins by eliminating the loopholes that we see that send our jobs overseas instead of keeping them right here in Kentucky.” (Scott Wartman, “Grimes: No On Tolls, Vague On Bridge Funding,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/25/14)

Northern Kentucky Chamber Board Public Affairs Vice Chair Jim Parsons: ‘I think it's important for candidates to not only tell us what we want to hear but really tell us what the reality is,’ Parsons said. ‘That's the frustrating part of her comments relative to the bridge." (Scott Wartman, “Grimes: No On Tolls, Vague On Bridge Funding,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 1/25/14)

"How she would get the federal government to pay for it remained unclear." (Scott Wartman, “Grimes' Opposition To Tolls Popular Among Covington Crowd On Sunday,” Cincinnati Enquirer, 5/19/14)

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