Grimes video serves as platform to hit McConnell on record and campaign kick-off invite

07/25/2013 02:19 PM

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes invites Kentuckians to her official campaign kickoff, tells personal stories, and speaks directly to her potential opponent Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in her first campaign video released Thursday.

Toward the end of the ad, Grimes addresses McConnell directly by saying “now this part is for you, Senator McConnell.” Grimes goes on to hit McConnell on his voting record on issues including the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Violence Against Women Act and more.

“Your campaign wants to play silly games about where I am and where I stand. Well I’m right here in Kentucky, senator, where I’ll be holding you accountable,” Grimes says to McConnell in the ad.

The video, titled “The Campaign Begins”, lasts close to four minutes and shows Grimes seated in the same dining room as her most memorable 2011 campaign ad featuring her grandmothers. Grimes relates the new video to the ad with the line from her grandmother Thelma “government should either help create jobs or get out of the way.”

Grimes tells viewers she still firmly believes in that idea and says it is “a lesson a certain Kentucky Senator has never learned.”

Grimes official campaign kick-off event is on July 30 in Lexington.

Jacqueline Pitts

Jacqueline Pitts joined the cn|2 political team in June 2012. A graduate of WKU, Jacqueline grew up in Nashville, TN and is looking forward to having a front row seat to Kentucky politics. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter @Jacqueline_cn2. She can be reached at 502-792-1114 or jacqueline.pitts@twcnews.com.

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