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September 18, 2014

Pro-McConnell Super PAC Quickly Attacks Grimes (updated)

On the day before a confidant primary election day, a Pro-McConnell Super PAC spends $561K for TV ads to run against general election candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky.

The Kentuckians For Strong Leadership, a Super PAC supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reported today it spent $560,962 for TV ads as independent expenditures against Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Ky.  The Super PAC paid $21,214 on May 21st to DMM Media for media production, and $539,748 on May 19th to Main Street Media Group for media placement.

Update 5/21 PM: The PAC amended their filing this afternoon to state the Main Street Media Group payment was made on 5/19 not 5/20, and the DMM Media payment was on 5/21, not 5/20.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DENIED 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES, UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BENEFITS SINCE LAST DECEMBER. WHILE THEY CONTINUED TO HOLE THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” IN THE SENATE, THESE FAMILIES HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS THEY HAVE USED THESE UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES AS BARGAINING CHIPS FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. MILLIONS OF THESE FAMILIES HAVE FACED EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES, AND HOMELESSNESS IN THE PROCESS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DELIBERATELY MADE DELAY AFTER DELAY, MONTH AFTER MONTH, SO THAT EVENTUALLY THE BILL WOULD BE TOO LATE TO VOTE ON IN THE SENATE. THEY HAVE STOOD ASIDE, WHILE THESE FAMILIES SUFFERED AND STRUGGLED TO FEED AND SHELTER THEIR CHILDREN. THEY PUT THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA BEFORE THE WELFARE OF THESE NEEDY FAMILIES. THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED A TOTAL LACK OF COMPASSION AND COMMON HUMAN DECENCY. I ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS BILL, OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS SUFFERED BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE, TO NOT VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN THE NEXT ELECTION. THEY HAVE SHOWN US THAT THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT US, LET’S NOT VOTE FOR THEM.

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