Grimes sends open letter to Republicans who voted against McConnell
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On the same day that Senator Mitch McConnell held a joint news conference with Senator Rand Paul, Alison Lundergan Grimes issued an open letter to everyone who voted against McConnell in the May primary.
We have copied and pasted the letter in its entirety below:
A Letter To The 40% Of Republicans Who Voted Against Senator Mitch McConnell And Independents Across The Commonwealth
Dear Kentucky Republicans and Independents:
Senator McConnell and his Washington lobbyist friends said a lot of negative untrue things about Matt Bevin and his family. Indeed, Mitch McConnell is trying to buy his way back to Washington, D.C. He will try that same strategy on me. I hope you will take the time to get to know who I am and my true positions.
I ask that you keep an open mind because I believe, despite the millions of dollars in TV ads, you will come to learn that you and I share a love of country and the Commonwealth. I am running because I believe we need a fresh, independent voice in Washington that puts Kentucky and its people first – not Washington insiders.
We also share fundamental views and important goals.
I, too, believe Washington, D.C. is not working for Kentucky.
I, too, believe that the federal government should help or get out of the way.
I, too, want Republicans and Democrats to work together to cut spending and to help Kentucky businesses create jobs.
I, too, believe we should close the tax loopholes that encourage big corporations to ship our good-paying Kentucky jobs overseas.
I, too, believe that we should balance the budget, protect our veterans, and work to leave the next generation a better country than the one given to us.
Instead of simply resigning yourselves to six more dispiriting years of Mitch McConnell and his crowd – or of forsaking politics entirely – I ask you to consider another option:
Join me, and let us work together to create change. Yes, we are in different parties, and we have divergent views on some issues. But if you believe that we need a fresh face to shake up Washington, I invite you to join our campaign.
If you believe that it is past time to give Mitch McConnell and his D.C. lobbyist cronies the boot, I welcome you to join our effort to elect an independent, commonsense problem solver who will fight for Kentucky values.
I cannot promise you that we will always agree on everything. What I can tell you is that I will fight tirelessly every day on behalf of all Kentuckians, regardless of their political affiliations. I will reject the tired partisanship and self-interest that Mitch McConnell champions as his top priority, and I will always put Kentucky and our nation first.
Voters will head to the polls for Kentucky's general election on Nov. 4.