Grimes’ Family Rakes It In From Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2014
Contact: Allison Moore 502-618-1372

Grimes Repeats Discredited Attack Even As Her Own Family Has Made Millions In Government Contracts

LEXINGTON – Team Mitch today released the following background information in response to Alison Lundergan Grimes misleading attack on Sen. McConnell. 

$5.78 Million In Federal Contracts 

Jerry Lundergan’s Company S.R. Holding Has Received $5,781,736 In Federal Government Contracts Since 2005. (S.R. Holding Co,, Inc, USASpending.gov, Accessed 10/11/14) 

Emergency Disaster Services Is Owned By S.R. Holdings. (Certificate of Assumed Name, SoS.KY.gov, Accessed 10/13/14)

EDS Investigated By Feds For Suspicious Charges

In 2007, The Department Of Homeland Security Conducted A Review Of EDS Charges To FEMA For Meals Served As Part Of The Recovery Effort From Hurricane Katrina And Found Insufficient Documentation. “Because EDS did not have adequate documentation to support the $1.2 million billed for excess meals it claimed were served, we examined its financial records…” (Eastern Regional Office Director C. David Kimble, Memorandum To FEMA Mississippi Transitional Recovery Office Director Sidney L. Melton, Review Of Contract Costs – Emergency Disaster Services, 8/21/07)

Report: EDS Charged $100 -- $297 A Plate. “In another case, FEMA awarded a 30-day contract to Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) of Lexington, Kentucky to provide three meals per day for 200 to 400 emergency personnel, at a cost of $3.6 million. Dissecting the numbers reveals that, depending on how many people actually showed up to be fed, the meals cost between $100 and $279 apiece.” (Rita J. King, “Big, Easy Money,” A Corpwatch Report, August 2006)

Multiple Fact Checkers Have Discredited Grimes’ False Attack

“The problem with the ad is its strong suggestion that McConnell made his millions from being a senator. That’s not the case.” (Lauren Carroll, “Alison Lundergan Grimes ad says Mitch McConnell made millions in public office,” Politifact, 8/25/14)

“In other words, it’s false for Grimes to keep suggesting that McConnell’s wealth stems from his “public office.” …Rather, this is money that his wife inherited, meaning it has nothing to do with his earnings as a U.S. senator. Three Pinocchios.” (Glenn Kessler, “Grimes’ attack on McConnell’s wealth and votes falls short,” Washington Post, 9/5/14)

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