Mitch McConnell’s New Kentucky OpponentPosted by J Craig on July 1, 2013
Five-term Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell now has a Democratic opponent for the upcoming 2014 election and it is not the Hollywood favorite Ashley Judd, but Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Who is Alison you may be wondering? Well, she is a 34 year old Lexington attorney and the daughter of former state Democratic Party chairman Jerry Lundergan. She won her bid for Secretary of State back in 2011 with 61% of the vote.
Alison announced on Monday afternoon that she will challenge the Republican Senate leader and says, “Kentucky deserves a change.” Well the change that America has received from the person and political party that she has sided and agreed with certainly is not the direction or change that Kentucky needs.
The Democrats zeroed in on Alison as the best choice to topple incumbent McConnell as she cruised to victory in 2011 in the conservative Bluegrass after taking advantage of a huge fundraising network.
Mitch McConnell may have recently been viewed as the most unpopular Senator in the country, but this is about what’s best for Kentucky not a popularity contest. We see how that has worked out with our current White House resident. The main point to make here is that Alison Grimes is not right for Kentucky and the state does not need her liberal agenda with a war on coal and love for government run healthcare representing them in Washington. According to Breitbart, She has taken money from the lawyers’ lobby, as well as the tobacco lobby, and banking and gas interests. She has also refused to condemn the illegal recording of McConnell’s office by Progress Kentucky executives.
“I agree with thousands of Kentuckians that Kentucky is tired of 28 years of obstruction, that Kentucky is tired of someone who has voted against raising the minimum wage while all the while quadrupling his own net worth,” Grimes told reporters.
McConnell, meanwhile, released a statement saying he looks forward to “a respectful exchange of ideas” with Grimes, whom he described as President Barack Obama’s Kentucky candidate.
2014 will prove to be huge for this country and could be one of the nation’s marquee Senate match-ups. McConnell’s seat is one of 14 that Republicans are defending next year, while Democrats try to hold onto 21. Grimes is known as Obama’s cheerleader in Kentucky, but McConnell has definitely seen better days as far as polling numbers. Now, Grimes does have her work cut out and a long road to oust the five-term Senator, but it’ll be up to Kentuckians to figure out who they trust to represent their values in Washington.
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