KSL Board Member Gail Russell Calls on Grimes to Apologize For Attacking Pro-McConnell Cancer Survivor

LOUISVILLE – Kentuckians for Strong Leadership today released the below statement in response to Alison Lundergan Grimes’ disgraceful attack on Kentucky cancer survivor Robert Pierce. Please credit the statement to Gail Russell, board member of Kentuckians for Strong Leadership:

“Grimes’ questioning the hardship, suffering and honesty of her own constituent is disgraceful, shameful and beyond the pale. Grimes is unwilling to take a position on any issue – except when it comes to insulting cancer survivors  who are standing  up for a leader who stood up for them. It is telling that while Grimes is unwilling to state a firm position on cap-and-trade or most other issues, she willingly makes hurtful comments about cancer survivors. This is a textbook example of blind ambition prevailing over solid judgment.  She should apologize immediately for stooping so low.”

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Background:

The Grimes campaign response to the McConnell’s campaign release of a television ad this week said that the ad was “insulting to Kentuckians for McConnell to haul out this old, dishonest play every six years when he’s on the ballot.” The McConnell ad featured a former worker at the USEC plant in Paducah, who lauded McConnell for helping him and other workers who contracted cancer from working there. http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/196308-subject-of-mcconnell-ad-slams-lundergan-grimes-for-slap-in-the#ixzz2rLtlThz8

In an interview with Politico, Alison Lundergan Grimes continued to dodge critical questions about her support for Barack Obama and his policies in Washington, including on the issue of cap-and-trade. In an interview that lasted just 9 minutes, Grimes refused 8 different times to answer basic questions about where she stands on the issues.  http://americarising.tumblr.com/post/74380959040/in-9-minutes-grimes-declines-to-answer-8-questions

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