The Alison Grimes campaign may now start imploding.

How much money did the Democrats spend on this one, again? – Because I bet that, say, [mc_name name=’Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B001259′ ] wouldn’t have minded getting some of that.  Or Mary Burke.  Or Greg Orman, later this month:


U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video.

The video, produced by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, shows five employees of the Grimes campaign and local Democratic Party affiliates speculating that the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] (R., Ky.) is only professing her support for the industry out of political expediency.

Oopsie.  I am amazed that there are people still in this business who will step on their own candidate’s message like these people did:


Executive summary: O’Keefe got a bunch of Democratic and Grimes staffers on-camera telling the world that:

  • Alison Grimes is lying about her coal stance;
  • She’s doing that because you can’t win statewide elections in Kentucky if you don’t support coal;
  • Democrats, of course, don’t support coal;
  • And Kentucky voters are STUPID stupid-heads for liking coal so much.

This would have destroyed Alison Grimes campaign, except that it wasn’t exactly alive to begin with at this point.  It’s certainly not going to help her, though.  To the point where Kentucky Democrats are probably thanking God right now that at least they don’t hold statewide elections in a mid-term year…

Via @lachlan.

(Image via Shutterstock.)

Moe Lane (crosspost)

O’Keefe is promising more videos, on a national level.  I guess from where depends on the answer to the question Where do state Democrats habitually lie about their support of the national Democratic agenda?  Oh, wait, my bad: the answer is They all do.  So, basically, the next one could come from anywhere – although, preferably, somewhere where there’s a tight Senate or governor’s race.


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