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Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:18 PM

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Progressive Group MoveOn Demands Alison Lundergan Grimes Remove Immigration Ad

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/moveon-alison-lundergan-grimes-_n_5985590.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular



Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is in deep water with progressives and immigration advocates after her campaign ran an ad calling undocumented immigrants "illegal aliens" and bizarrely accusing her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), of being soft on immigration.

On Tuesday, progressive group MoveOn.org Political Action urged Grimes to take down the ad, calling it "upsetting."

"MoveOn members in Kentucky and across the country are contacting millions of voters to help prevent a Republican takeover of the Senate, and it makes that important work harder when Democrats embrace inflammatory Republican rhetoric," Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, said in a statement. "Itís deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive advertisement off the air immediately."

Grimes' ad, first reported by Vox, criticizes McConnell for voting for "amnesty" -- in 1986. The ad doesn't mention his many votes against immigration reform since, including his opposition to the 2013 Senate bill that Grimes has said she would have supported. (That bill, according to its supporters, was not "amnesty" because of the strict qualifications it would have required before undocumented immigrants could gain legal status.)

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:43 PM

1. Trying to yell "amnesty" louder than the right-wingers is no tactic for a liberal. Still

she would be 1000 times better than McConnell on every issue, including immigration reform.

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Response to pampango (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:52 PM

2. Almost any barnyard animal would be better than Mitch.

Not that Allison is a barnyard animal, but this anti-immigration stance is not one I would like to see a Democratic Senator espouse.

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Response to pampango (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 01:57 PM

10. I'm all for it if it gets her elected. And, her voting record is not anti-immigrant.

 

I'm fine with her using the rhetoric.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:54 PM

3. Funny how so many so-called progressives who lambasted Obama for being too conservative

 

are fawning over Grimes.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 01:01 PM

5. Interesting how that works...

Isn't it.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:58 PM

4. Like Truman said, if you want a TRUE conservative vote for the conservative candidate not the

... person trying to act conservative...

or something like that

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 01:07 PM

6. Thats the quote I keep thinking about.

I dunno. I hope she wins. The hideous monster she is running against deserve a prison term rather then another 6 years in the senate.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 02:07 PM

7. That is truly disappointing.

 

What a wicked game when you feel like you have to do shit like this. Just be honest, Grimes, that's all you have to do fercripesakes. Oh Yeh, you are a Clinton democrat.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Wed Oct 15, 2014, 02:31 PM

8. DSCC isn't pulling out of Kentucky

They're shifting from ad buys to ground game.

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Response to abakan (Original post)

Sat Nov 1, 2014, 01:56 PM

9. I totally support Grimes and I've even sent money to her campaign. And I live in California.

 

I suppose some in leadership want to call the shots, even for Grimes as she runs against a RW pig.

Too sad.

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