dscc http://wfpl.org en Republican and Democratic Campaign Groups Pouncing on Kentucky U.S. Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/republican-and-democratic-campaign-groups-pouncing-kentucky-us-senate-race <p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes are being scrutinized by each others national political parties in a pair of stinging messages this week.</p><p>The National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put out dueling press releases on Friday, going after Grimes and McConnell respectively.</p><p>Grimes is being chastised by the GOP for comments made at the state Democratic Party's annual Wendell Ford Dinner. During her speech, <a href="http://www.whas11.com/community/blogs/political-blog/Pressure-mounts-as-Grimes-continues-to-weigh-run-for-office-210488281.html">Grimes alluded to need Democrat's support in the "coming months"</a> and said voters are tired of McConnell's obstruction and misleading politics.</p><p>The NRSC said the dinner was a "liberal love fest" that shows Grimes backs President Obama's agenda.</p><p style="margin-bottom:15px;">"Alison Lundergan Grimes sounded like a Massachusetts liberal as she advocated for higher taxes on Kentuckians, more federal spending, and policies that will hurt middle class families and workers," NRSC spokeswoman Brook Hougesen said.&nbsp; "The true inner Grimes was on full display last night -&nbsp;her views mirrored those of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama and she showed no tolerance for those who disagree with her out of touch perspective. With such liberal views, it's no wonder Lundergan Grimes remains the most reluctant candidate in the country." Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:25:23 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5690 at http://wfpl.org Republican and Democratic Campaign Groups Pouncing on Kentucky U.S. Senate Race National Democratic Groups Increasing Attacks on McConnell http://wfpl.org/post/national-democratic-groups-increasing-attacks-mcconnell <p></p><p>Democratic groups are increasing the pressure on Senator Mitch McConnell as he gears up for next year's re-election campaign,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;launching attacks that focus on McConnell's recent actions in the U.S. Senate.</span></p><p>The Senate Majority PAC, run by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, has created a website called “Beltway Mitch,” targeting McConnell for his refusal to compromise on sequestration, and the effects of sequestration on school districts in Kentucky.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:01:58 +0000 Kenny Colston 4920 at http://wfpl.org National Democratic Groups Increasing Attacks on McConnell