Potential Democratic McConnell Contender Ain’t Got Time For Denouncing That

Latest Democratic frontrunner recruit for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, was pressed again by local reporters to condemn the potentially illegal recording of Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign headquarters, today. Grimes says she will spend this post-session time giving a Senate run its “due consideration” while consulting with her family and supporters.

However, be it the racist comments made about McConnell’s Taiwanese wife, Elaine Chao, former Labor Secretary under President George W. Bush or the recording by Progress Kentucky — Grimes ain’t got time for that.

The tactics used and recording itself has been denounced by just about every Democrat in Kentucky. From Governor Steve Beshear, to Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, all the way down to the local party — all Democrats have denounced the recording of the senior Senator from Kentucky in the privacy of his own campaign headquarters — short of the Secretary of State. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is itself running scared from commenting on the potentially illegally coordinated activity.

Was the DSCC notified about the recording? Is that a federal felony? Other Democratic organizations have testified to knowing about the recording ahead of its publication on the liberal blog Mother Jones.

Grimes is well-spoken, clearly calculative, but fell as the eleventh recruit for this seat by national Democrats. Before her were Jerry Abramson, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and former mayor of Louisville, Steve Beshear, Governor of Kentucky, Jack Conway, Attorney General of Kentucky and 2010 nominee, Ashley Judd, Actress (who bowed out on Twitter)Crit Luallen, former State Auditor, Daniel Mongiardo, former Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Dennis Parrett, State Senator, Greg Stumbo, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives and former Attorney General of Kentucky, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.-3rd), Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, and finally, Adam Edelen, the State Auditor.

McConnell has asked the FBI to investigate the secret recording of him in his office, calling it “bugging.”

Politics is full of fake outrage, however with so many Democrats and political observers on the opposite side of Grimes, one can expect she’ll have to change her tune if she plans to make the run against the politically savvy Kentuckian McConnell.

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