Grimes Adviser Yarmuth: Alison Won’t Disappoint Liberals

October 16, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

Flashback: Yarmuth Predicted That Grimes Would Move To Embrace Obamacare

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following background information regarding Alison Lundergan Grimes’ top adviser, John Yarmuth, revealing that she “will be fine” on the liberal, Obama agenda.

Grimes Adviser Rep. John Yarmuth: Over Time Grimes Will “Grow” And “Be Fine” On The Issues Liberals Care About. “And to many on the left, he said, there is a willingness to overlook some compromise-stances by Grimes because there is a belief that she is still coming into her own on issues that are dear to them. There is a sense of "Okay, she's young, she's a Democrat, over time she will be fine," he said. "She hasn't been engaged in these national issues for very long, and I think she has a lot of room to grow on all of them," Yarmuth said. "I think people probably get that to some extent." (Sam Youngman, “Sam Youngman: As Grimes angers liberals, Yarmuth works overtime to keep them on board,” Herald-Leader, 10/16/14)

·      VIDEO: Grimes Campaign Adviser Rep. John Yarmuth Expects Grimes To Become More Outspoken In Support Of ObamaCare. REPORTER: "As for Grimes, campaign adviser Congressman John Yarmuth expects her to become a more outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act.” REP. YARMUTH: "As time goes on, she will feel more comfortable, and will get a better understanding I think also of how many positive aspects there are to the law.” (WHAS, 4/23/14)

Grimes Event With Clinton Was The Most Pro-Obamacare Event Of Grimes Entire Campaign. “In total, it was not just the most pro-ACA event ever held by the Grimes campaign, but probably of any Democratic Party event held in Kentucky over the last four years.” (Joe Sonka, “Hillary Clinton stumps for Grimes in Louisville,” Insider Louisville,10/16/14)

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