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McConnell's Challenger Dodges Questions About Voting For Obama

By    |   Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 08:08 PM

The Democrat trying to beat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won't say whether or not she voted for Barack Obama in previous presidential elections.

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is locked in a close race for a Kentucky Senate seat, was repeatedly asked if she supported Obama during an interview with the Courier-Journal's editorial board.

"This election isn't about the president; it's about making sure we put Kentuckians back to work," she said. During the second part of her answer, the questioner pressed her to come clean on her voting record.

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When asked again, Grimes said she was a delegate for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election cycle.

"And I think that Kentuckians know I'm a Clinton Democrat through and through," said Grimes, who has served as Kentucky's Secretary of State since 2012. "I respect the sanctity of the ballot box, and I know that the members of this editorial board do as well."

When asked a final time, Grimes continued to dodge the question.

"Again, I don't think that the president is on the ballot as much as Mitch McConnell might want him to be," she said. "It's my name, and it's gonna be me who's holding him accountable for the failed decisions and votes that he has made against the people of Kentucky."

A recent poll McConnell trails in the race by two percentage points, 46 percent to 44 percent.

"We're very comfortable with where this race stands," a McConnell spokeswoman said in a statement.

On Monday, it was reported that an apparent hidden camera captured people within the Grimes campaign accusing her of telling lies to Kentuckians in order to get elected.

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