The Chatter: GOP hits Grimes on latest Vegas fundriaser while Boone Co. Republicans consider backing Bevin

10/10/2013 01:55 PM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is setting her fundraising sights on the home state of her opponent’s Democratic counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, as she heads to Las Vegas for a weekend of fundraising.

Sam Youngman of the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Wednesday that Grimes will be attending a fundraiser Thursday night at the Bellagio in Las Vegas hosted by two trial lawyers — one with a history of making anti-gun remarks.

Reid will be holding a fundraiser Friday benefiting Grimes in Las Vegas, as Pure Politics was first to report . That event is being organized by Seachlight Leadership Fund, which Reid founded in 1997.

Republicans have seized on the Grimes fundraisers, saying that Grimes is “hobnobbing” with Harry Reid’s liberal allies while McConnell is working to solve problems in Washington for Kentuckians.

Northern Kentucky GOP consider supporting Matt Bevin

The Boone County Republican Party’s executive committee could vote Thursday whether to endorse Matt Bevin, the primary opponent of Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell or not endorse at all in the GOP primary.

Joe Gerth of the Courier-Journal first reported the possible vote . Boone Party GOP chairman Rick Brueggemann told the Courier-Journal a motion for a vote has not yet been put forth but he does expect there to be one.

Brueggeman told the paper some members of the executive committee are frustrated with McConnell’s voting record.

Last year, tea party members took control of the leadership of the Boone County party during the party’s reorganization process that happens every presidential election year. But the county’s GOP executive committee also includes a member of McConnell’s staff.

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