Overheard: McConnell Blasted for Going to Work

(Win McNamee/Getty Images News)
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Posted September 8, 2014 at 2:48pm

The campaign of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell this fall, is criticizing the minority leader for heading to Washington, D.C., as the Senate returns.  

“Today, scandal-ridden Mitch McConnell is running back to Washington, DC, in an attempt to dodge the tough questions he faces back home. In a new web ad released Monday, Alison for Kentucky holds McConnell accountable for his refusal to answer to the people of Kentucky,” the Lundergan Grimes campaign said in announcing the video.  

The timing of the message, which criticizes McConnell’s responses to questions related to the resignation of former campaign manager Jesse Benton amid questions about Benton’s potential involvement in an Iowa endorsement-buying scandal, drew guffaws because lawmakers are generally criticized for missing votes.  

The message came with the subject line: “NEW WEB AD: McConnell Flees To DC To Dodge Tough Questions Back Home.”  


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