Alison Grimes is running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Just to be clear, we have no use for Mitch, we wanted him out in the primary but that didn’t happen. We’re not sending him money (we’re sure John McCain will take care of that for us) but we do prefer him to his Democratic opponent, Alison Grimes.
Grimes started out with a single digit lead over Mitch and that widened slightly during the primary. Since then, things have kind of gone to hell for Alison and she’s now down in the polls. Down means desperate and desperate means doing anything to win. Like lying about the number one issue in Kentucky.
Project Veritas went into the Grimes campaign and talked to her campaign staffers and workers.
Alison Grimes, like every other Democratic candidate this fall, is working hard to put distance between herself and Barack Obama. They all know he’s toxic for their campaigns, what they won’t admit is that he’s also toxic for the nation. She knows that should she get elected, just like every other Democrat running for office, once she’s in office she’ll drop down on her knees and do whatever she’s told to do by the President and the Democratic leadership, in her case that would be Harry Reid.
Even her campaign workers understand that she’s lying through her teeth.
“She has to say that,” remarked Juanita Rodriguez of the Warren County Democratic Party. “But you know what? Politics is a game. You do what you have to do to get [elected]. … It’s a lying game unfortunately.”
Rodriguez speculated that Grimes does not in fact support the industry to the extent that she has declared publicly.
“I really don’t think her heart is 100 percent in backing coal. But she has to say she is because she will not get a high number of votes in this state if she doesn’t. But she’s got to get in there first and she’s gonna say whatever she has to say or do. And that’s the way the political game is played.”
Needless to say, McConnell’s campaign was quick to jump on this.
“It is absolutely shocking that Alison Lundergan Grimes’ own staff now admits that she has no intention of protecting the coal industry,” campaign spokeswomen Allison Moore wrote in an emailed statement. “The level of deception that Alison Grimes and her campaign engages in to appear pro-coal despite virulent opposition is both disturbing and dangerous.”
Neither Grimes’ campaign nor the Kentucky Democratic Party returned requests for comment.
What? No comment? We’re shocked! We wonder if the Kentucky media will press Grimes for an answer. We can’t wait to find out.
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