Local/Regional News
10:23 am
Wed August 14, 2013

McConnell Campaign Sends Out Mailer Bashing Bevin, Grimes Launches New 'Senior Oriented' Initiative

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign has taken to the postal service to attack 2014 GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin, calling him a "snake oil" salesman in a new mailer.  Meanwhile, Democratic frontrunner Alison Lundergan Grimes is launching a new initiative using her grandmother.


Bevin, a Louisville businessman, is in a nasty primary race with McConnell. They have been swapping unflattering TV ads for weeks. Bevin is slamming McConnell for "failed leadership" over nearly three decades in the Senate. McConnell has labeled his challenger "bailout Bevin" in an ad that references a $200,000 government bailout for a Connecticut company his family owns.

Meanwhile Democrat frontrunner Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to senior voters with an initiative she has dubbed "Grannies for Grimes."

It’ll be headed up by her 83-year-old maternal grandmother, Elsie Case, who was featured prominently in TV ads during the 34 year old Lexington attorney’s successful campaign for Secretary of State. 

Case will use Twitter and Facebook to provide updates from the campaign trail and to encourage other seniors to get behind Grimes who has promised to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicaid.