The Chatter (Lundergan edition): Jerry Lundergan gave to Weiner campaign and Grimes targeted in new ads

07/17/2013 07:49 PM

Former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Lundergan, the father of U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, donated $4,950 — the maximum — to the New York City mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner in late June, New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Lundergan is close to the Clinton family. And Weiner’s wife worked for Hillary Clinton in the State Department.

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager criticized the donation saying, “Scandals aside, Anthony Weiner was one of the most liberal members of Congress and a key in driving the liberal agenda.”

SuperPAC to go after Grimes with large ad buy

A Super PAC backing Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to spend another $270,000 in television airtime starting this week hitting Grimes.

Politico first reported the new ad buy made by Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, which will run from July 19 to July 26.

Kentuckians for Strong Leadership spent nearly $200,000 earlier this month.

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